Neighbors Chip In: Treecycling in Philadelphia!
PHILADELPHIA, PA -On Saturday January 8th and Sunday January 9th over 1700 trees were chipped across the city and used at local dog parks, community gardens and parks. More than 20 local civic and nonprofit organizations worked together this month to recycle Christmas trees. For the second year in a row, the City of Philadelphia did not recycle Christmas trees during trash pickup: trees left at the curb went into landfills. But, volunteer groups across the city, with sponsorship by Bartlett Tree Experts and Schectman Tree Care, took it upon themselves to recycle trees.
Chestnut Hill / Mt. Airy - Volunteers from Mt. Airy Business Association and Green in Chestnut Hill chipped 175 trees.
Fairmount - Friends of Eastern State Penitentiary Park chipped 320 trees.
Logan Square - Logan Square Neighbors Association chipped 50 trees.
Northern Liberties -Northern Liberties Neighbors Association chipped 227 trees.
South Philadelphia - Volunteers from Passyunk Square Civic Association, East Passyunk Crossing Civic, Queen Village Neighbors, Newbold Neighbors, and Lower Moyamensing Civic joined forces to chip 450 trees
Fishtown / Olde Richmond - Sustainable 19125, Fishtown Neighbors Association, East Kensington Neighbors and New Kensington CDC, and the Olde Richmond Civic Association chipped over 200 trees.
University City - Volunteers from University City District and UC Green chipped 275 trees in Clark Park.
These events were sponsored by: Bartlett Tree Experts | East Kensington Neighborhood Association | East Passyunk Crossing | Fishtown Neighbors Association | Friends of Eastern State Penitentiary Greensgrow Farms | Green in Chestnut Hill | Logan Square Neighborhood Association |Lower Moyamensing Civic Association | Mt. Airy Business Association | New Kensington CDC | Newbold Neighbors Association | Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association | Olde Richmond Civic Association | Passyunk Square Civic Association | Queen Village Neighbors Association| Schectman Tree Care | Sustainable 19125 | The NKCDC Garden Center | UC Green| University City District