Beautifying the neighborhood by bringing tree coverage to the streets of East Kensington, Kensington and Fishtown
I have been planting trees with Philly Tree People for at least 10 years now. Thanks to Brooke Hoffman my old teacher for introducing me to this amazing event that I plan on attending every year and try not to miss it. The reason why I decided to help plants tree around Philly is because I came from Vietnam, living in the village where I see trees everywhere I go. When I arrive here in Philly, I rarely see any tree and to me..it make Philly look so miserable. Why not have a tree in front of every house to make our street look clean and nice, instead of just concrete? Trees bring us free oxygen and a pop of color to our city. During the fall, our city would look so nice with the leave falling and kids can play in the leaf. I will always help out planting tree with PhillyTreePeople because I believe we can make a different in our city with bringing nature to our city, instead of taking them away. I can’t wait to bring my daughter to continue my traditional event with PhillyTreePeople and teach her about the importance trees has in our life. Every time I drive by a block and see a tree that I help plant, I always feel so proud and happy. But the most important part is seeing homeowners get excited about their tree.