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.
Click here to visit the Plant One Million website.
The Phillies, ARAMARK and PHS have joined together for the second season 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 this season, PHS and its partners will plant a tree this fall in locations such as parks, urban neighborhoods, and watershed areas. Last year, thanks to the Phillies’ hitting power, the program added 158 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 this year's home run tally here. Hear from Chase Utley in the video below.