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1301 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
United States


Neighborhood help desk and catalyst for community engagement & action in the South Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia

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Want to "treescape" your block? KS Tree Tenders want to hear from neighbors who would like to see improved "treescapes" on their blocks as well as requests for individual street trees or street tree maintenance.  Currently, we are surveying and mapping the existing street tree inventory and planting opportunities. Please email  Yard and Street Trees: Applications and Dates Current opportunities and deadlines to increase tree canopy and increase our neighborhood's beauty, health and safety:

March 22nd (extended deadline):  Applications due for YARD TREES through our neighborhood Tree Tenders and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS).  7 gallon container trees, you select size and species.  The trees will be delivered to the neighborhood (or to your site if you request assistance) the weekend of April 21st and/or April 27th. $10 donation requested, FREE to interested Tree Tenders and neighbors within KSTT boundaries. You can request multiple trees if you have the yard space. Applications available here and in SKCP office. READ APPLICATION FORM FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SPECIES AVAILABLE.

March 30th: Applications due for free bare root STREET TREES to be planted as early as Fall 2012.

To apply email, call 215-427-3463, or stop by SKCP office.
March 31st: Application for free YARD TREES as a part of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR) TreePhilly program:  5 gallon container trees, you specify small or large. The trees will be delivered to the neighborhood the week of April 22nd. Apply here or in SKCP office.

If you would like more information on any of the listed programs/activities, would like to participate in neighborhood efforts or have ideas to share, contact us at, 215-427-3463 or stop by SKCP offices.