PHS to the Rescue: Free workshops and resources for managing storm-damaged trees

Tree damage in Philadelphia post-Sandy. Image via Jacqueline Larma/AP PhotoWhen Sandy blew in last week, she did some serious damage to the Northeast region, and local trees were no exception. Now, as residents put back together their homes and businesses, it's important to determine the care these trees need. Some will recover no problem with proper care, but severely damaged trees could be hazardous and may need immediate attention. 

To help residents manage these storm-damaged trees, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has put together a blog post detailing how to assess damage, stand trees back up, find a certified arborist and take advantage of financial recovery options available. 

Next week, PHS will also be holding two free workshops on storm-damaged trees. Both workshops will be lead by Steve Goin, an ISA-certified arborist and manager for Bartlett Tree Experts, who will discuss the signs a tree is likely to fail and options available to homewoners. The programs are free, but donations to PHS Tree Tenders program will be accepted. RSVP to or 215-988-8793.


Tuesday, November 13, 6:30–8 p.m.
PHS, 100 N. 20th St.

Thursday, November 15, 7–8:30 p.m.
Abington Township Public Safety Training Center,
2201 Florey Ln., Rosyln