Saturday, May 30, 2015

Hit one for the redbud

Here's a new one for you ... home runs for trees. PHS has hooked up with the Phillies for a Plant One Million initiative. POM is a program announced last year at the flower show. Goal is to plant 1 million trees in the region, including Philadelphia and burbs, South Jersey and Delaware. This lastest iteration is very cool: One tree gets planted for every home run hit by the Phils this season.

Hit one for the redbud

Here's a new one for you ... home runs for trees. PHS has hooked up with the Phillies for a Plant One Million initiative. POM is a program announced last year at the flower show. Goal is to plant 1 million trees in the region, including Philadelphia and burbs, South Jersey and Delaware. This lastest iteration is very cool: One tree gets planted for every home run hit by the Phils this season.

The Phillies (and PHS) also plan to give away 250 free trees - one per person, but you have to sign up on line. If you're selected, a PHS arborist will call to discuss what tree would work best in your location. Tree pickup is Sunday, April 22, which is Earth Day. Earth Day!? Didn't know that was still around.

But what better way to celebrate it, and spring, and baseball season, than a free tree. Good deal.

To sign up, go to: http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/phi/community/rgg/tree_form.jsp

Inquirer Staff Writer
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Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

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