a TREE!?Many of you returned our sign-up flyer to express interest in receiving a free street tree. With the first round of plantings completed some of you have already received your tree. (Huzzah!) Others will be included in the next round of plantings that will take place this fall. We appreciate your contribution to “greening” the neighborhood and hope you enjoy your tree.

Since proper care is crucial to the health of your new (or long-standing!) tree, below is a link to a flyer courtesy of EPX, with information provided by Fairmount Park, Philadelphia’s Park System, to assist you with that responsibility. Also remember, for the safety of your neighbors and the cleanliness of our neighborhood, please keep the tree leaves swept off of the sidewalk and streets – just as you would other litter.

EPX Tree Care Flyer 072007

If you are interested in learning more about caring for your tree, or have other questions about the tree plantings, e-mail us at contact@epcrossing.org

The entrance to East Passyunk Avenue never looked so inviting. Take a moment to stop and smell the roses and other beautiful plants our “Clean and Green” Committee has started potting at the triangle of Passyunk, McKean and Broad. Two humongous flower pots and a reworked Jardiniere, in front of the Wachovia bank, have all the makings of a secret garden. Thanks to the support of Wachovia, the East Passyunk Business Improvement District, and EPX! Special thanks to C&G Committee chair Tim Lidiak and our own “Mr. Green-Jeans” Jeff Goldman and crew for the excellent job. So nice to see the gorgeous variety of plants so finely husbanded, excelsior!

Do you have a green thumb? Are you interested in learning more about trees and how to care for them in our city? Become a TreeTender!

The Fairmount Park Commission and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) have been running this educational and community building project for since 1993. The project aims to address concerns of residents about urban trees through education, hands on learning, and putting local volunteers in contact with each other. Continue reading