November 2008


Beautification and Capitolo14 Nov 2008 11:09 am

Our Tree Planting is TOMORROW!

When: Saturday November 15th, 10:30am until ~ 2pm

Where: NE Corner 13th and Reed Streets, at Christopher Columbus Park

Volunteers will meet at the park in the morning (coffee and donuts.) Eight teams of tree planters will then plant 39 trees throughout the Passyunk Square neighborhood.

The trees will be “BARE ROOT” that means that they will be much easier to plant, making it possible for smaller people to participate. No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Instruction and all necessary tools will be provided. Refreshments will be supplied for volunteers at or after 3 PM at the NE corner of 13th and Gerritt St (1/2 block south of Columbus Park.)

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Let’s win for Capitolo Park!

Please don’t forget to VOTE for Capitolo Playground EVERY DAY (the contest is over at MIDNIGHT on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH).

Your vote can help Capitolo Park win money for much needed park improvements! We are currently just barely hanging onto 2nd Place in the Staples Dream Park Makeover Contest. The 2nd Prize is $10,000 and the 3rd Prize is $5,000 (the grand prize is $25,000).

Voters must be at least 13 years of age and live within 75 miles of Philadelphia (this includes NJ and Delaware).

**Please stop by any Staples store and ask for a “Power Card”, so your 1 vote will count 10 EXTRA TIMES – there’s no purchase required.

If you know anyone who lives or works in the PA suburbs or NJ or DE, they are more likely to have extras and be more generous with Power Cards there…

VOTE HERE:
www.StaplesDreamPark.com/Eagles

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PSCA HOUSE TOUR – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2008
TICKETS NOW ON SALE! BUY NOW AND SAVE!

Different from the usual house tour, this event provides a showcase of homes in all stages of renovation, gives a chance to compare contractors, get ideas, and meet neighbors.

Tickets are on sale starting Thursday, November 13 at Benna’s (8th and Wharton) or B2 (Dickinson and Passyunk)

Pre-sale price
1/$15
2/$25

Day of event price
1/$20
2/$30

Beautification11 Nov 2008 06:57 am

Passyunk Square Tree Planting

Please join us to plant 39 trees in our neighborhood this Saturday, November 15th! We will be meeting at the NE corner of 13th and Reed Streets at Christopher Columbus Park at 10:30am. The trees are ‘bare root’ which are much easier to plant (lightweight). No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Instruction and all necessary tools will be provided. Refreshments will be supplied for volunteers at or after 3 PM at the NE corner of 13th and Gerritt St (1/2 block south of Columbus Park).

Saturday November 15th
13th and Reed
10:30am

Beautification10 Nov 2008 11:28 am

If you have been approved for a tree, here’s how you can help:

Day of planting

-organize your neighbors so that they can become part of the process (this can simply be one other neighbor)

-arrange for someone to be home between 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM, so that volunteers can have access to WATER and a large clean bucket (you can arrange for a neighbor to do this instead)

-if you have a water source in the front of your house, make sure that the valve is open in your basement.

-quickly dispose of the small amount of soil that may be left behind after the planting

-read and comprehend the Tree Care Sheet that has been provided to you, if something is unclear to you, ask a community member who is more familiar with tree care

Everyday:

– WATER your tree regularly. The 39 trees that will be planted on November 15th are “bare-root.” Street trees have traditionally not been planted using this method. Bareroot trees are less expensive, and the planting method is more ecologically friendly than other methods. Bare-root trees are also more vulnerable during their first few seasons than trees planted by traditional methods. Regular watering will bring tree roots in closer contact with soil.

-take responsibility for your tree and organize with neighbors to care for all trees in your neighborhood. For people who live in row houses the street is the biggest room in the house. When you make it look like people care, more people will care.

-before doing something with your tree, educate yourself, using reliable informational sources (starting with the informational leaflet that we have provided)

For more information: check our website or call volunteer coordinator: Peter Verrecchia (415.533.2146) with specific questions.

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