Root for this Cause: Help plant 1,000 new trees!

Nothing says springtime like a newly planted tree. Imagine the effect of 1,000 newly planted trees. Want to be responsible for planting one of nature’s greatest gifts? Fortunately, Wissahickon Valley Park needs our help. The members of Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers are asking for donations in order to reach their campaign goal of planting 1,000 trees. Donate just $10 to put one in the ground.

Just think, your lunch money for the day could help plant a tree that can absorb as much carbon in a year as a car produces while driving 26,000 miles. Native plant species also reduce stormwater management costs. These trees actually capture precipitation and slow and ease runoff. If that’s not enough to entice you, by planting a tree, you can provide valuable habitat for a family of birds native to Philadelphia.

 Plus, celebrate life, by donating your tree in honor of a loved one.

Making a difference is simple, so tell a friend and together be responsible for planting a tree. This year, the Wissahickon Valley Park hopes to see a variety of new trees, including River Birch, Hornbeam, Hackberry, Black Gum, White Oak, Hazelnut, and Witch Hazel.

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 Take one step further, and join the Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers on the 1st Saturday or 3rd Sunday of every month to take part in their on-going restoration projects.