FREE TREE From PHS Tree Tenders

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Hi – Want a tree in front of your house? Know someone who does? Have you seen a patch of sidewalk and thought “I’m gonna ask that homeowner or businessperson if they could put a tree here!”? Click here for application

Simply complete this form – Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will cut the curb and provide an appropriate species FREE – you just need to:
be available in April to pick up the tree (we pick them up at 3rd and Dickinson – trees are bare root so they are light enough to walk back to your house)
plant the tree (you’ll need a shovel)
There are simple planting and care instructions at the PHS Tree Tenders site online.

Two simple rules:
1. Bury the bare root but leave the flare of the tree (the bulge at the base of the tree, just above the roots) exposed just above the dirt;
2. Buy a gatorbag or drill holes in a 5-gallon bucket and fill with water each week 2-3 times for the first two years.
Be detailed on the diagram when indicating where you want the curb cut – indicate which square on your sidewalk.

Return the form to Amy Weidner  Pennsport Tree Tenders leader at 329 Dickinson Street .
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Just a note, we will be having our Fall 2015 planting  Saturday, November 14, from 10:00 until noon.

We will start by meeting at 329 Dickinson Street at 10:00 for a cup of coffee and a quick snack as we break out into planting and mulching groups.  You should be done and on your way home by 12:00.

This plant will once again have work for everyone (planting, watering, transporting, mulching, weeding, pit care and leaf pickup).  Please come, even invite a friend and help us plant lots of new trees!  All levels of experience and work load are welcome, there will be something for every level, kids too.  Bring a shovel, gloves or a broom if you have one.  Many of our trees will go to Jefferson Square Park whose Friends Group has been busy.  Make sure to stop by and enjoy a stroll and the fruits of many hands at work there this fall.

Thanks for your help in our past plantings…looking forward to adding a bit more green to our neighborhoods together.

Best,
Amy Weidner for Margaret Del-Colle
Pennsport Tree Tenders

theweidnerfamily@gmail.com

Please drop me a note to let me know if you can make it, as it helps with planning groups.  Thanks to those of you who have already replied!  Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Spring 2016 Philadelphia Bare Root Tree Planting
Application Deadline: Monday, November 2, 2015 Submit to 329 Dickinson Street.  Hard, signed copies.
Planting Date: April 2016
Applications can be found here under the Street Tree Request Form: http://phsonline.org/media/resources/Spring_2016_Phila_Street_Tree_Request_Form.pdf
Feel free to pass along to any interested friends or neighbors!