Thank the Phillies for all those new trees around Capitolo Park

Does Capitolo, the park next to cheesesteak central, seems a bit leafier recently? As part of the Home Runs for Trees program, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Phillies decided to plant one new tree in the city for each home run last season. Capitolo got the first 40 on Nov. 10, according to the South Philly Review.

Each tree is tagged with the name of a Phillies player and how many home runs he hit last season.

Collage from South Philly Review
Capitolo was selected because of Passyunk Square Civic Association’s Tree Tender program (top and bottom left), and its proximity to Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way, the paper reported.

Elsewhere in South Philly, Newbold Neighbors Association (top middle), Lower Moyamensing Civic Association (bottom middle), South of South Street Neighborhood Association (top right) and Queen Village Neighbors Association (bottom right) added to the local tree canopy.

If you want to get involved with the civic’s future tree plantings or its Tree Tender program, email The civic is also taking applications for next fall’s planting, if you’re interested in a street tree for your house.