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. 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. Click here to visit the Plant One Million website.
Home Runs for Trees
The Phillies, ARAMARK and PHS have joined together for two seasons of “Home Runs for Trees,” the program aimed at helping to restore the region’s tree coverage. For each home run hit by a Phillies player, PHS and its partners will plant a tree in locations such as parks, urban neighborhoods, and watershed areas. In 2013, thanks to the Phillies’ hitting power, the program added 140 trees to the region. The Phillies and ARAMARK’s participation in this tree-planting effort is part of the award-winning “Red Goes Green” program, which emphasizes the Phillies’ leading role in environmental responsibility.
Keep tabs on the home run tally here. Hear from Chase Utley in the video below.