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Beautifying the neighborhood by bringing tree coverage to the streets of East Kensington, Kensington and Fishtown

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Awards & Press


August 2011: Philly Tree People was awarded a Sustainable 19125 Volunteer Award from the New Kensington Community Development Center's Sustainable 19125 Initiative for our outstanding contributions to Sustainable 19125 and our commitment to the neighborhood.

June 2011: Philly Tree People was awarded with a 2011 Community Service Award from the Fishtown Neighbors Association in recognition for our outstanding service and dedication to our neighborhood.



September 2016
PHS Grow Magazine Article
By Sari Harrar | Photographs By Rob Cardillo

June 2016
Philly Tree People Launch Pruning Club in the Riverwards (FYI last 3 pruning clubs were cancelled) By Madison Hall

February 2014
Fishtown's Disappearing Trees By Carolan DiFiore

February 2013
Truth About Trees project Interviews with PTP Founders Jacelyn Blank, Nykia Perez Kibler, and Dina Richman

November 2011
Shovel … Check. Trees … Check. Tighter-knit Communities … CHECK! By Landon Small

April 2011
"50 Reasons to Move To Fishtown - Reason#1 PTP"
reThinking Real Estate - CitySpace Blog

April 2011
"Philly Tree People: Kensington Tree Planting"
Urbanites Blog

April 2011
"Philly Tree People"
Green vs Grey Stewardship Project Blog

March 2011
Nykia Perez interviewed in the NKCDC Video about Sustainable 19125

February 2011
"Sustainability and the City: New Kensington CDC’s Sustainable 19125 Initiative"

January 2011
"A Family Tree: Nykia & Carlos Perez"
Green Scene

May 2010
"Mother's Day Pit Planting"

February 2010
"Kensington: Partnership Bringing Green Development"
Philadelphia Neigborhoods Blog

November 2009
"IPAK iGreen Initiative"
IPAK Press Release

January 2009
"Philadelphia's New Green Future: A Guide to Surviving and Thriving"
Philadelphia CityPaper

December 2008
"Tree People are planting a new future for Philly Three Kensington women doing their part"
Philadelphia Inquirer

November 2008
"Running Numbers" Column
Philadelphia CityPaper 



Philly Tree People
Spring 2017 Planting
Sunday, April 23, 2017
2771 Jasper Street


Now Accepting Applications for our
Fall 2017 planting
Deadline 5/8/2017
Download Our Application


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