Volunteers Needed, Spring Tree Plantings

Posted by on March 23, 2009

Hello All Tree Lovers!

Welcome to the Spring Planting Season!!  PHS and the DCNR TreeVitalize program are thrilled to announce that more than 1,000 trees will be planted this spring in the greater Philadelphia/SE PA region.  Planting all those trees will take quite a bit of volunteer-power and we need all the help we can get!  If you would be willing to help plant trees in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery or Chester Counties, or in Philadelphia, please read on!

Here are the locations of the bare root tree plantings, any information we currently have about the planting day, and the person to contact for more information and for volunteering:

Saturday March 28

Bucks County
Yardley Borough — 47 trees –Sue Schneck-215-493-1918-jisis2@gmail.com

Delaware County
Chester City — 18 trees –Lisa Gaffney–610-447-7861–lrg@ceda.cc
Lansdowne — 50 trees —  Mary Lou Jennings– 610-622-0162– cbzombie@aol.com
Marple Newtown — 50 trees — Rick Ray–610-328-6181– frederickhray@aol.com
Nether Providence– 10 trees — Gary Cummings — 610-566-4516 — gcummings@netherprovidence.org
Upper Darby Township — 60 trees —  Clyde Hunt — 610-449-9333 — cghunt1@verizon.net

Montgomery County
Abington/Glenside — Rita Stevens — 215-887-4250 — ritastevens@comcast.net

Chester County
Malvern –Tony Dufour — 610-806-2523 — tdufour@wdwells.com

Saturday, April 25th

Norristown Borough ~ 45 trees
Jean Holland — 610- 278-3554  jholland@montcopa.org

In Philadelphia
Group: Holmesburg Tree Tenders ~39 trees
Peg Muldowney — 215-331-2747 mpegmul@aol.com
Meet at 8am at Holmesburg Rec. Center 4500 Rhawn St.
Need tools
One tree leader for planting demonstration
Planting volunteers (unskilled)

Group: Northeast Tree Tenders ~90 tees
Hasan Malik —  215 694 9607 netreetenders@aol.com
April 25th (small planting) and May 2nd (large planting) at 9 am.
Meet at Al Furqan mosque, 7252 Roosevelt Boulevard next to the dollar tree at cottman and the boulevard
Need One tree leader (skilled)
Planting volunteers (unskilled)

MLK Village ~14 trees
Raed Nasser —  610-636-0504 – raed@mlkplaza.org
Meet at 10am at the Corner of 13th and Fitzwater
Need tools
Planting Day Demo
Tree leaders (skilled)

Newbold Neighbors Association ~22 trees
Leslianna Federici —  609-501-1634  ascabmarreta@gmail.com
Meet at 10:30am at DiSilvestro Recreation Center, 15th and Morris, 19145
Need Planting Day Demo
Planting leaders (skilled) – would like at least one other leader for that day to do demo’s while I organize people

Hunting Park Tree Tenders ~16 trees
Mike Roth —  215-370-8029, Fifelus@aol.com
Meet at 10:00 at 6th and Courtland, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Need Tools (it would be helpful to have some extra shovels)
One or two Planting leaders (skilled)

Fairmount TT ~90 trees
BARBARA EPSTEIN — 215-765-3092 (H)  215-704-2511 (C)                                                                  bsepstein@comcast.net

Meet at 8:00 am at WARD PARK, 24th & ASPEN ST.
Need Planting leaders (skilled)
Planting volunteers (unskilled)

KSNAC ~80 trees
Lisa Maiello   215-232-6467  ldmail@earthlink.net
Kensington Neighborhood
Meet at 10:00AM  Location TBA

Sunday April 26th

New Kensington CDC  ~19 trees
Marlene Buck — 215-427-0350 ext. 122/ mbuck@nkcdc.org
Meet at 10am at NKCDC Garden Center
Need Planting volunteers (unskilled)

Saturday May 2nd

Diversified Community ~6 trees
Cheryl Weiss 215-336-5505 Ext 342
Meeting at Diversified Community Center
1529 S. 22nd St. ( 22nd and Tasker)
Need one tree leader

Sunday May 3rd

Philly Tree People  ~40 trees
Nykia M. Perez —  215-284-6383 and phillytreepeople@gmail.com
Planting time10:30 am until 1:30.  Meet at 2771 Jasper Street, Phila., PA 19134 for planting. Lunch afterward at the Philadelphia Brewing Company for volunteers at 2423-39 Amber Street Philadelphia, PA 19125.

Need Pick up trucks and drivers
Planting Day Demo – may have some high school students who need demonstration planting
Planting leaders (skilled)
Planting volunteers (unskilled)

Thanks, as always, for your dedication to Tree Tending!  What a huge difference we all can make!

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