Trees & Greening

Apr 25, 2014 3 years ago

Master Gardeners Garden Day and Plant Sale in the Park

Join the Master Gardeners for a day of activity to include a Plant Sale of vegetables, annuals, perennials, and houseplants, Ask the Master Gardener Table, Tours of the Demonstration Gardens, Children and Adult Activity Stations, Orchard planting and sheet mulching day with POP, and more. Rain or Shine.

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Mar 31, 2014 3 years ago

Spring Plantings at The Porch

Last week our crews added over 800 hyacinth, iris, muscari, and tulip "forced bulbs" along with 20 new Japanese pieris flowering shrubs and a fresh coat of licorice root mulch.

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Jan 09, 2014 3 years ago

Treecycling Success in Clark Park

Thanks to the 184 households who participated in our treecycling day on Saturday. Electronic Recycling Day has been moved to this Saturday, January 11 in Clark Park from 10am-2pm.

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Dec 12, 2013 3 years ago

Christmas Tree and Electronics Recycling Day

January 4, 2014 from 10am - 4pm at 43rd & Chester.

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Nov 21, 2013 3 years ago

December 7 Community Cleanup

Help us keep University City clean and green! Join your friends and neighbors for final community cleanup of 2013 in University City: Saturday, December 7

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Nov 20, 2013 3 years ago

Calling All Tree Huggers: Help fill in the gaps in University City's Tree Canopy!

Our neighborhood is lucky to have a beautiful tree canopy, but that doesn't mean that there aren't still gaps on blocks that would benefit from additional trees. UC Green is looking for volunteers to help identify locations where additional trees are needed. The deadline for getting these locations identified and added to UC Green's spring tree planting is December 1st, 2013, so we only have a few weeks to act!  For more information and to participate, contact UC Green at 215 573-4684.

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Nov 05, 2013 3 years ago

New Plants at The Porch

UCD recently updated the plant collection at The Porch with winter-tolerant annuals, perennials, and shrubs. Here's a look at our new plant identification board which is also on display for your reference at The Porch.

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Oct 18, 2013 3 years ago

Join us for the fall cleanups!

Help us keep University City clean and green! Join your friends and neighbors for the fall community cleanups in University City: Saturday, November 2 and Saturday, December 7

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Aug 13, 2013 4 years ago

Plantings at The Porch

The Porch at 30th Street Station can be a harsh urban environment for plants, often subjected to extremes in temperature and wind. Over a short period of time, UCD has experimented and found the ideal collection of plants that positively respond to (and even love!) these conditions. And, if they grow at The Porch, we’re sure they can grow in your garden too. Have you taken a seat at The Porch recently and noticed a plant you haven’t seen before? Then wondered what it was called? These questions come up often, so UCD decided to add plant identification signage at The Porch.

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Jun 24, 2013 4 years ago

Baltimore Crossing Unveiled

The five-way intersection of 48th St., Baltimore Ave. and Florence Ave. has long been a confusing and potentially dangerous crossing for pedestrians and bicyclists. Walkers confronted a massive expanse of asphalt and fast moving vehicles along with a confusing pattern of crosswalks that did not permit a direct crossing along the busy Baltimore Ave. commercial corridor, forcing many to play a game of “frogger” with speeding cars and trucks.

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