Philly Tree People’s Upcoming Events

PTP’s 2015 Pruning Club

  • Sun., October 18, 10am-12pm
  • Meet @ 2424 East York Street
  • Last Philly Tree People Pruning Club Event for the 2015 Season. You’ve helped us plant over 1000 trees in the neighborhood now it’s time to help us care for them.
  • Please join us if you would like to learn proper pruning techniques, while getting to know other neighbors interested in helping to beautify the neighborhood and the city. We will focus on pruning in the orchard. We will also prune any broken, dead, or diseased branches and weed. Volunteers will consist of beginners, seasoned amateurs, and certified professionals. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary. Please bring a friend if you know someone who would be interested. Tools will be available for volunteers to use as well as instruction on how to prune. Please bring eye protection, gloves, and any sharp tree pruning tools you have to pruning club events. At each pruning club event a free tree care tool will be raffled off to volunteers who attend the entire session.

Philly Tree People Fall 2015 Tree Planting 

  • Sunday, November 15, 2015, 9:30am – 2:30pm 
  • 2771 Jasper Street Philadelphia PA 19134 
  • Help us plant 100 trees!
  • No experience necessary, tools, training, and lunch at the Philadelphia Brewing Company provided to volunteers. All ages and abilities welcome. Pick-up trucks (& drivers) needed. Volunteer groups welcome. We plant Rain or Shine! Fall is for planting! Planting trees is a fun feel good all ages event. You see an immediate impact and benefit to the neighborhood while making friends and meeting like-minded people along the way.

Philly Tree People (PTP) is a volunteer operated neighborhood-based 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to organizing tree plantings and maintaining the health of the urban forest with the help of volunteers and donations in 19125 and 19134.

Neighborhood Flea Market

Neighborhood Flea Market at KCFC

  • September 19th (rain date September 20th)
  • Kensington Community Food Co-op (2670 Coral St. – at Lehigh Ave. & Frankford Ave.)
  • 10am-2pm

Vendors must pay $10 in advance – please RSVP to Come shop gently used household items, clothing & art at the site of the future Kensington Community Food Co-op!



ORCA Says “Yes” in Support of NHS

At the February 24 meeting of the Olde Richmond Civic Association (ORCA), more than 60 residents issued a non-binding sentiment vote about their support of the new neighbor opening their doors this upcoming fall.

NHS School at St. Anne’s is the new tenant coming to the building formerly housing the St. Anne Parish School at Cedar and Tucker streets. The former Catholic elementary school has been vacant since closing due to low enrollment in 2011. NHS Schools is the education sector of NHS Human Services, a 40-year-old organization that provides services to individuals with special needs.

The informational meeting took place at Maritime Academy Charter High School, 2700 E. Huntington St. There, residents voted 59-9 in support of the new school after a presentation and question-and-answer session led by NHS Schools staff.

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