Q. In the 1970s there was a city-wide tree planting program called 10,000 Trees. Do you have any information about this program?

Answer

“10,000 Trees” was a major tree-planting effort organized by PHS to plant 10,000 trees in Fairmount Park and 33 smaller Philadelphia parks between 1973 and 1977. This was PHS’s signature project for the Bicentennial and a gift to the City from PHS donors.   

Following are links to reports on this project in PHS Yearbooks:

1973:

https://archive.org/stream/yearbookofpennsy1973penn#page/6/mode/2up/search/10%2C000

1974-76:

https://archive.org/stream/yearbookofpennsy1976penn#page/n20/mode/1up

https://archive.org/stream/yearbookofpennsy1976penn#page/38/mode/2up/search/10%2C000

https://archive.org/stream/yearbookofpennsy1976penn#page/n71/mode/2up/search/10%2C000

 https://archive.org/stream/yearbookofpennsy1976penn#page/n85/mode/1up

 1977:

https://archive.org/stream/yearbookofpennsy1977penn#page/10/mode/2up/search/10%2C000

https://archive.org/stream/yearbookofpennsy1977penn#page/24/mode/2up/search/10%2C000

https://archive.org/stream/yearbookofpennsy1977penn#page/34/mode/2up/search/10%2C000

There is also some information on this project in the PHS archives here in our library.

 

  • Last Updated Jan 08, 2019
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  • Answered By Janet Evans

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