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Christmas Tree Recycling in Philadelphia

Christmas Tree Recycling

Now that the energy and excitement of the holiday season has begun to die down and a New Year approaches, Christmas trees begin to line the streets of Philadelphia. Like old relics of good times gone, tress collected with the garbage are just added to the general population of trash. This upcoming weekend, Philadelphia residents will have the opportunity to take their trees to local drop off sites so that their trees may be recycled. Benefits of Christmas tree recycling range from saving valuable space in landfills to trunks being used as mulch in parks and gardens.

Greenlimbs is teaming up with Whole Foods MarketQueen Village Neighbors AssociationBella Vista United Civic AssociationSouth Street Headhouse District and other neighborhood associations for their 2013 Tree-Cycling event. Trees brought to the following locations will be chipped and turned into mulch for local parks, playgrounds and recreational centers. They will also be collecting holiday wreaths for wreath recycling.

There is a suggested donation of $5 for trees and $3 for wreaths. For any further questions or concerns, please feel to free email treecycling@greenlimbs.com.

Collection Sites for Saturday, January 5th, 2013:

Weccacoe Playground – 400 block of Catherine Street – 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Whole Foods Market – 929 South Street  – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sartain Garden – Sartain & Locust Streets – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Columbus Square Park  – 13th & Reed Streets – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (no early drop-offs)

Marconi Plaza – Broad & Oregon Streets – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

If you aren’t able to make it out Saturday to one of the above listed locations, have no worries. The City of Philadelphia will be conducting their own Christmas Tree Recycling Program. The program will run for two weeks from Monday, January 7 through Saturday, January 19. Residents may drop off their trees for recycling at any of the following Streets Department Sanitation Convenience Centers Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm:

3033 South 63rd Street

Domino Lane and Umbria Street

State Road and Ashburner Street

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News in the Neighborhood – Society Hill

Society Hill NewsNews and Upcoming Events for Society Hill

Street Tree Applications for Fall 2013

In the middle of winter the neighborhood looks bare, but it’s time to think of spring and planting trees! The volunteers of Society Hill Tree Tenders will soon start accepting applications for free street trees to be planted next fall. If there’s space in front of your property, please consider the benefits that a tree provides: Beautification, increased property value, lower energy bills, carbon sequestration, songbird habitat, reductions in storm water runoff, ground-level ozone, and crime. Would you like to have a tree planted? Convince your neighbors to plant trees? Help plant a tree yourself? Please contact Society Hill Tree Tender Coordinator Laura Lane at laura_lane_devoe@yahoo.com. After February 16, the contact is Mike Novak at TreeTenderMike@gmail.com.

Native Plants for Urban Spaces             
February 9, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Fairmount Park Horticultural Center N. Horticultural and Montgomery Drive
$10.00 Registration fee

What do the Japanese honeysuckle, lonicera japonica, and Butterfly bush, buddleja lindleyana have in common? Kristen Lacey, a Penn State Philadelphia Master Gardener, will show you how to improve your gardens ecosystem by planting native trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials. This class will cover “right plant, right place”, how to attract beneficial wildlife to your garden and urban appropriate alternatives to invasive plants. Visit their blog!

Preservation Alliance Names New Executive Director

The Preservation Alliance is pleased to announce that Caroline E. Boyce will assume leadership of the organization in March. Caroline is a skilled executive, preservationist and development professional with a background in planning. Since 2002, she has been serving as Executive Vice President of AIA Pennsylvania, a Society of the American Institute of Architects, where she spearheaded the growth of the organization into a nationally recognized public policy leader. She comes to the Alliance with a reputation for strong financial leadership and organizational ability. She is also recognized for her successes in nurturing partnerships and coalitions. Prior to AIA PA, Caroline was a founding director of 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania and directed the Office of Statewide Partnerships at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She was also Executive Director of Preservation Pennsylvania for five years. Caroline holds a BA from Connecticut College and an MA in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University.

Green City, Clean Waters
Wednesday, February 13, from 6pm – 7:00pm
Municipal Services Building (MSB), 16th Floor, Room Y.

This is a great opportunity to learn all about Green City, Clean Waters  including information on how you can provide input on potential green storm water infrastructure projects in your neighborhood by filling out their Community Input Form. Please RSVP by February 11 here . Proper photo I.D. is required to enter the MSB. For further info contact Jeanne Waldowski of Public Affairs at (215) 685-4945 or by email at jeanne.waldowski@phila.gov.

Tugboats: The Art of Dave Boone Exhibit @ The Independence Seaport Museum

The Seaport Museum will debut the newest Community Gallery exhibition, “Tugboats: The Art of Dave Boone” on Friday, February 22. In this exhibition, visitors will be taken through the journey of one man’s lifelong love of tugboats. Dave Boone has built two careers from a single formative experience when he was just a boy. His dream of what-to-become-when-he-grew-up far exceeded his expectations.

*courtesy of Society Hill Civil Association

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