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Creekside Chat: Tree Philly
March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Philadelphia has over 2.9 million trees, which cover almost 20% of the city – and maintaining them all is a huge job! Community Forestry Manager Erica Smith Fichman will be chatting with us about Philadelphia Parks and Rec’s community forestry work, which includes the urban forest strategic plan (Philly Tree Plan), and the TreePhilly yard tree giveaway program in partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy. Join us on Facebook or Youtube for the livestream!
Erica has spent her career connecting people with plants. As the Community Forestry Manager at Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, she is the project lead for the Philadelphia Urban Forest Strategic Plan. Erica also supervises the amazing TreePhilly team who provide Philadelphia residents with the resources they need to plant and care for trees in their own back yard. She is the recipient of the Arbor Day Foundation’s 2018 Trailblazer Award. Erica received a B.S. in biology from Haverford College and an M.S. in environmental horticulture from the University of California, Davis.