When trees live among us, they give us so many wonderful benefits: clean air and water, energy savings, stormwater management, increased home values and much, much more. The Upper Merion Shade Tree and Beautification Commission and UM Tree Tenders are applying for grant funding from the TreeVitalize program which is run by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and coordinated through the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. This grant funding subsidizes the cost of trees so that residents will only need to provide a co-pay of $105 per tree.
ABOUT THE TREES
The trees will be of substantial sapling size (10-12 feet high and 1.5 inches in trunk diameter) and worth roughly $200-250 wholesale. They will be “bare root,” which makes them lightweight, very easy to handle and plant – planting and care instructions will be included. The application lists the many beautiful trees that a resident can select.
DEADLINE TO ORDER
Residents must order by Monday, August 28th from a list of available species that are appropriate for planting in our area.
TREE PICK UP
The trees are to be picked up by residents at Nor-View Farm (670 N. Henderson Rd., KOP) on Saturday, November 18th.
ORDER FORMS and QUESTIONS
Order forms can be downloaded HERE, from the Township website, or obtained by emailing your request (and any questions) to Barley Van Clief at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Chris Marshall at Christopher.email@example.com.