Striving for greener heights

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The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society teamed up with the Philadelphia Phillies in the spring with hopes of promoting offense and trees in the City of Brotherly Love.

The initiative, Home Runs for Trees, promised a new sapling for each ball a Phillie launched out of the park. Led by Passyunk Square Civic Association, Capitolo Playground, 900 Federal St., received the first 40 dedicated trees — each tagged with a Phillies player and how many home runs he hit last season — Saturday (top and bottom left).

Capitolo was chosen for Passyunk Square’s active Tree Tender group, and its proximity to Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way.

Elsewhere in South Philly, Newbold Neighbors Association (top middle), Lower Moyamensing Civic Association (bottom middle), South of South Street Neighborhood Association (top right) and Queen Village Neighbors Association (bottom right) added to the local tree canopy.

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