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Horticultural society to host tree plantings through region


From Nov. 16-19 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and over 90 of its PHS Tree Tenders groups, community organizations and neighborhood volunteers will come together to plant 1,770 trees throughout the Greater Philadelphia region, including sites in Bucks County.

Through this semi-annual initiative, PHS creates and enhances tree canopy in neighborhoods across the Philadelphia region to promote healthier, greener communities. Interested volunteers can sign up to help plant trees by visiting No prior experience is necessary.

PHS Tree Tenders is a core component of PHS’s mission to create healthy living environments and build social connections. It is regarded as one of the most robust urban tree planting programs in the nation and considered to be at the forefront of the urban forestry movement. The PHS Tree Tenders training program offers low-cost education in tree planting and ongoing tree care to individuals and volunteer community groups, with its reach extending to all five of Philadelphia’s surrounding counties, as well as the entire state of Pennsylvania.

Today, there are more than 180 active Tree Tender groups in the Greater Philadelphia region, and PHS has trained over 6,000 volunteers who have rallied neighbors to come together to plant and care for trees. Since 1991, PHS Tree Tenders have planted over 30,000 trees in neighborhoods across the Greater Philadelphia region.

You can also support PHS’s tree planting programs by donating to the 2023 “More Trees Please” campaign. Learn more at

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