Keep Mt. Airy Green
WMAN is committed to preserving and growing Mt. Airy’s lush tree canopy. That means planting new trees and replacing those that are aging. It also means working hard for tree equity – planting trees on less shady blocks. It takes all of us, working together, and planting it forward to KEEP MT AIRY GREEN.
Trees give us so much!! Better health, shade for cooler temperatures – especially as the earth gets hotter, home for birds and animals, storm water management and flood reduction, places for children to play, better mental health. Trees also reduce crime and increase property values.
It’s up to us to re-tree all of Mt. Airy.
Plant it Forward to Keep Mt. Airy Green.
Don’t have space for another tree? Want to be part of the Tree Equity Movement? Just generally love trees?
Donate to our local shading and greening efforts. Donate to our free yard tree giveaway fund which targets sections of our neighborhood with a sparse tree canopy and neighbors who might not otherwise be able to purchase a tree. In this way, you help us keep Mt. Airy the green & shady oasis we know and love. Your support allows for tree equity within the community. By “planting it forward” you can increase the shade on blocks in most need and maintain shade of aging tree-lined blocks.
Our goal is to raise $5,000 to giveaway 500 trees each year. Over 5 years, we will plant 2,500 new trees – significantly increasing shade, supporting local wildlife, and keeping Mt. Airy the urban oasis we all love.
Apply for a free street tree or become a Tree Tender:
- Plant a Street Tree: It’s free! You just have to apply. You can apply anytime during the year – just be mindful that the deadline for applications for Spring planting is November 19th.
CLICK HERE to learn more and to apply:- https://treephilly.org/street-trees/
- Become a Tree Tender – tree tenders help plant street trees and are vital to the efforts to plant more trees. Sign up: https://phsonline.org/programs/tree-programs/get-involved
- Volunteer: Join our Environmental Committee to help our climate justice efforts. We need people with all kinds of skills – fundraising, supportive roles for planting day, spreading the word (marketing, canvassing, writing articles)
Fill out this form to volunteer:
Tree Tenders Training
Our local Tree Tenders group is looking for new members to help Mt Airy maintain and expand our tree canopy in West and East Mt Airy. We took a big hit during Covid and lots of work needs to be done to plant new trees and take care of ones that were newly planted.
The West and East Mt Airy Tree Tenders, in coordination with WMAN & EMAN, is hoping to recruit 20 new certified Tree Tenders in 2022. The training starts January 13th and is a 4 week course. The cost is $40. It is taught by staff from PHS virtually via Zoom.
If you are interested in the January Training, please sign up now at:
Tree Tenders Winter Basic Training / Tree Tenders Entrenamiento Básica: Invierno 2022 (phsonline.org)
Teach-In: The Hazards of Environmental Racism
Sponsored by Community College of Philadelphia, tune in Monday, 10/19/20, for a conversation to examine new ideas and solutions that address inequities in urban communities.
Environmental justice calls for equal access to a healthy environment for all. That’s why we’re excited to take part in an important virtual panel sponsored by The Community College of Philadelphia about environmental justice and how it affects underserved communities in Philadelphia. Will you join us on Monday, October 19th from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM and be part of the conversation?
- Zoom Link: https://ccp.zoom.us/j/95251956090
- Passcode: Enough
- Webinar ID: 952 5195 609