University City, PA (October 27, 2007)- Philadelphia’s NeighborWoods Month planting was a success thanks to the 200 volunteers who came out on a rainy Saturday, including volunteers from Drexel University, University of the Sciences, Building with Books, Overbrook High School Camera, Boy Scout Troop 270, American Cities Project NEAT, Project MARS, Philadelphia Green Tree Tenders, and volunteers from the local neighborhoods and other parts of the city. WCAU NBC Channel 10 also braved the rain to deliver a 6pm news story about the tree planting.
Volunteers planted 50 container trees from TreeVitalize including london planes, elms, redbuds, amelanchiers, sugar maples, pin oaks, yoshino cherries, and hedge maples. All were specified and sized according to site conditions.
Special recognition for helping the event to go the extra mile included:
* Longtime volunteers, Tree Leaders, and Buds.
* Delicious fried chicken at Sandy Haines’ of the 4900 block of Osage and real hot chocolate and grilled hot dogs from Naomi Fiordimondo of the 5000 block of Catherine.
* Project support from the Alliance for Community Trees NeighborWoods program made possible by the Home Depot Foundation
* Other sponsors and participants including: TreeVitalize, American Cities Project NEAT, Malcolm X Park, PA Horticultural Society, Tree Tenders, University City District, Morris Arboretum, Fairmount Park Commission Street Tree Operations, University of the Sciences, Drexel University, Philadelphia Water Department, Enterprise CDC, and Partnership CDC.
WCAU Channel 10 NBC News
Malcolm X Park Blog
Photos provided by UC Green
YouTube video of the registration at Malcolm X Park