Tree Tenders

Society Hill residents value the environmental benefits of our street trees and  the  SHCA has several programs to assist property owners in maintaining William Penn’s “green countrie towne”.

Tree Tenders are neighborhood volunteers trained by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to plant and maintain street trees.

Three ways for property owners to get a new Street Tree:

Dead Street Tree Removal – Society Hill Civic Association will reimburse a property owner 50 percent of the cost up to $500 for SHCA members and $400 for non-members for removing and replanting a dead or damaged street tree. To qualify for reimbursement, the property owner must submit the following to:

  • SHCA, P.O. Box 63503, Philadelphia, PA 19147
  • proof of the tree and stump removal (invoice from licensed vendor who did the work)
  • proof of the cost of the removal and the planting of a replacement tree (cancelled check – front & back)

Street Tree Pruning Program – Society Hill Civic Association will reimburse a property owner up to 50 percent of the cost up to $300 for SHCA members and $200 for non-members to hire professional services for pruning their street tree no more than every two years. To qualify for reimbursement, the property owner must submit the following to:

  • proof of the tree pruning expense (invoice from licensed vendor who did the work)
  • proof of the cost of the pruning (cancelled check – front & back)

Co-Chairs: Bob Curley and Laura Lane Devoe

 

SPRING CLEANUP 5/12/18

Park your car on the opposite side of the street on Friday evening, May 11th, after 6 pm where posted. Posted boundaries: Lombard to, but not including Walnut, and from Front to 8th Street plus blocks surrounding Pennsylvania Hospital. Cars will be ticketed between 8 am and 3 pm on Saturday, May 12th if they are not moved for street cleaning. Synagogue parking will be permitted after 8:30 am on the south side of the 300, 400, and 500 blocks of Spruce and Lombard. Re-park your car after 1PM and before 3pm on Saturday to avoid ticketing.

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