The Tree Tenders group of East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association will be planting trees in the neighborhood on April 26th at 9:00 AM. If you would like to join us for the event and help beautify the neighborhood, you can meet us at the East Passyunk Gardens on the campus of Neumann Goretti High School at 9. We look forward to seeing you out there.

If you are interested in getting a tree in front of your property in the fall. Please click here. Fill out an application and email it to beautification@epcrossing.org or put it in the mailbox at 1731 S. 12th St.

Tree Tenders is a community based program where residents help plant and care for trees in our own communities. Become a PHS Tree Tender and join us in our efforts to beautify your neighborhood. The PHS Tree Tenders program offers hands-on tree care training for residents interested in greening their neighborhoods. Neighborhoods with more trees are safer, cooler in the summer and have healthier residents! The training covers tree biology, identification, planting, proper care, and working within your community. For more information click here. The next Tree Tenders classes will be on Wed. April 30th, May 7th and 14th from 5:45-9 at the Science Leadership Academy 55N. 22nd St. Phila. PA 19103.

Please join us for the 7th Annual Philly Clean-Up this Saturday April 5th. We will meet at the EPX Gardens at Neumann-Goretti High School at 9:00 AM. In 2013, more than 13,000 volunteers helped collect 1,014,540 pounds of trash and 23,341 pounds of recycling across the city, making it the biggest event to date! This year we will do our part and focus on 13th Street. Now is a great time for you to get involved and do your part as well to help make Philadelphia’s streets cleaner and safer. We will provide the tools, work gloves and light refreshments.

See you then!

Thanks to all who came out! Here are some pictures from the day. Go team!

The EPX Fall Tree Planting event will be held on November 23, where we will be planting trees throughout our neighborhood by request of the homeowner through PHS and their Plant One Million program. If you would like to help with the event please meet us 9:30 at the East Passyunk Crossing Gardens and join in the fun.

If you would like a tree of your own planted in front of your home, the deadline for Spring planting season is December 3rd. You can find an application at the bottom of this page titled Property Owner Request Form.

If you would like to become a Tree Tender, the fall lunch time series will be held in January and classes will be available again in the Spring. For more information on the PHS Tree Tender program click here.