Fall in Love with Trees this Fall

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Fall is just around the corner and here at PHS we want you to fall in love with trees! We are hosting lots of events and volunteer opportunities and would love for you to attend. From the Fall Garden Festival to PHS Tree Tenders to bare-root tree plantings, we have a range for the most squeamish city dweller to the hardened naturalist. Don’t miss out!

The “Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities” brown-bag lunch is coming your way. On September 10 from noon – 1 pm, come out and listen to a presentation from the Nature Conservancy. Being part of this discussion will help you identify non-native pests and provide you with strategies for keeping your trees healthy.

If you can’t slip away during the day, come to our free wine-and-cheese evening tour. You can learn about PHS, all that we do, how to get involved, and more. It’s a great introduction to PHS and ways to beautify your community. You never know, you may wind up a community gardener before the year is out!

Our always-active Tree Tenders just started pruning clubs. There are currently clubs in Old City, RMW (Roxborough-Manayunk-Wissahickon), West Mount Airy, Abington, Chester, Newbold, EastFalls, Lansdowne, South West/City Lights, and Bella Vista. Meet up with these groups to keep your community trees in tip-top shape.

PHS is also starting three new classes of the popular PHS Tree Tenders. These classes teach tree biology, tree ID, urban stresses, and tips for starting or joining a planting group. Beautify your neighborhood so that next summer you can have it made in the shade!  Classes start in Bucks County on September 12, in Delaware County on September 17, and in Philadelphia on October 2. Click here to register—we can’t wait to see you there!

If you want to better your neighborhood (or someone else’s, if you’re really nice), plant street trees with PHS Tree Tenders. Throughout November you can be a part of bare-root plantings that will be counted as part of Plant One Million. Fall in love with trees this fall!

— by Marquita Heard