Launched in response to Mayor Nutter’s Greenworks goal to make sure each Philadelphia neighborhood has at least 30 percent tree canopy coverage, TreePhilly help locals connect with the resources they need to plant and care for their own urban forests. So far, it’s helped provide 15,177 free trees in Philadelphia.
Yesterday, TreePhilly announced the fall 2015 recipients of its Community Tree Giveaway Grants. Each of the winning community groups will host a free yard tree giveaway in their neighborhood this fall with support of Tree Philly.
Each selected group will be able offer either 50 or 100 trees to their communities, as well as free mulch, planting demonstrations, and educational materials. The schedule of events and the list of available trees will be announced in mid-September.
The selected community groups include:
- John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition, Friends of Heinz Refuge and Audubon Pennsylvania
- People’s Emergency Center and Drexel University’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
- Bella Vista Neighbors Association, Bel Arbor Tree Tenders, Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition, and Queen Village Neighbors Association
- Mayfair Business Association, Mayfair Civic Association, The Grey Lodge Pub, and Mayfair CDC
- Nueva Esperanza, Inc. and Northeast Treatment Centers
- Tacony CDC
- Associated Polish Home
From our Partners
Support for the program comes from the Fairmount Park Conservancy, and Wells Fargo. Additional support for the grants this season comes from Councilman Bobby Henon, The UPS Foundation, Keep America Beautiful and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful.
Here’s some photos from the Spring 2015 community tree giveaway grants:
Images via TreePhillly
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