Home Runs for Trees
The Philadelphia Phillies and PHS are teaming up for a 5th season of “Home Runs for Trees,” with Philadelphia Gas Works as the new sponsor. This program is aimed at helping to restore the region’s tree coverage.
- For each home run hit by a Phillies player, PHS and its partners will plant a tree in locations such as parks, urban neighborhoods, and watershed areas.
- Since the beginning of this program in 2010, 550 trees have been planted in the Philadelphia region.
- The Phillies’ participation in this tree-planting effort is part of the award-winning “Red Goes Green” program, which emphasizes the Phillies’ leading role in environmental responsibility. The initiative is in support of PHS’ Plant One Million, the largest multi-state tree campaign in the nation, with a goal to restore the tree canopy cover – the area of land shaded by trees – in the Greater Philadelphia Region to 30 percent.
- Keep tabs on the home run tally here.
About Plant One Million
Plant One Million is the largest multi-state tree campaign in the nation, with a goal to restore the tree canopy cover—the area of land shaded by trees—in the Greater Philadelphia Region to 30 percent.
PHS is pleased to partner with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s TreePhilly program, the New Jersey Tree Foundation, The Delaware Center for Horticulture, the DCNR TreeVitalize program -- and organizations like the Philadelphia Phillies -- to plant trees in order to help achieve our collective vision of a greener and healthier Philadelphia region.