Plant One Million is a regional partnership led by PHS to plant one million trees throughout 13 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. The goal is to restore the tree canopy cover—the area of land shaded by trees—in the Greater Philadelphia Region to 30 percent. More than 471,000 trees have been planted since the program began in 2011. Individuals and groups can get involved by learning about trees, planting trees on their properties, and getting involved in community tree plantings.
PHS is pleased to partner with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s TreePhilly program, the New Jersey Tree Foundation, The Delaware Center for Horticulture, and the DCNR TreeVitalize program to plant trees to help achieve our collective vision of a greener and healthier region.
• Philadelphians can register for up to 2 free yard trees until April 1
• The Phillies will give away 250 free trees to fans in May (check back in early April to register)
• Volunteer at a tree planting event near you this spring in southeastern Pennsylvania; Camden or Newark, New Jersey; or Delaware
• Attend a Tree Tenders training
Dana Dentice, Plant One Million Coordinator
Emma Melvin, Plant One Million Regional Project Manager
The Arbor Day Foundation
Bartlett Tree Experts
Green Mountain Energy
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
City of Philadelphia
United States Environmental Protection Agency