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

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.


October 2019

Watch a brief WHYY interview with Jacelyn Blank, one of PTP’s founder, PTP is featured, begins at about 13 minutes into the piece.
(Air Date: October 24, 2019)

—-Additional News Features TBA—

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