By Marion McParland
Peanuts, Cracker Jack, hot dogs and trees! Yes, trees! Yesterday’s Phillies’ game marked the kick-off of the third season for our “Home Runs for Trees” partnership between PHS, the Phillies, and ARAMARK. For every home run hit by a Phillies player at a home or away game this season, PHS will plant a tree in the fall. Since the inception of this program, PHS has planted 298 trees throughout the Philadelphia area.
PHS will also be giving away 200 free trees to Phillies fans this season. Register for your tree on the Phillies website.
“Home Runs for Trees” is part of the PLANT ONE MILLION campaign, an initiative led by PHS to restore the tree coverage in the Philadelphia region, as well as southern New Jersey and the state of Delaware. Next week, in honor of Arbor Day on April 25, PHS will be planting the 300,000th tree of the PLANT ONE MILLION campaign at St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls in Northeast Philadelphia. Over the weekend of April 26 and 27, PHS Tree Tenders will add 800 trees to the Philadelphia landscape.
You can support the PLANT ONE MILLION campaign by planting trees in your neighborhood or yard, or by making a donation.
For more information about PLANT ONE MILLION, please click here.