Tree Steward Program

Every little bit helps! We appreciate your commitment to our community’s trees!

As we continue to plant more trees, it has become more difficult for our small team to give our trees all the time and care that they deserve. That’s where you come in. You can ‘Adopt a Tree‘ that we’ve planted, and become a Colonial Canopy Tree Steward!

Don’t have experience caring for trees? No problem. We’ll teach you all you need to know! We will provide educational material, meet with you at your first tree check-up, and help you learn more about tree care and maintenance. If applicable, we encourage you to get your kids or young family members involved! You will help us with:

Watering

The most important thing a young tree needs is water. Newly planted trees ideally need 10-15 gallons of water per week for the first two years after planting. Watering consistently and plentifully helps the tree establish strong roots, so it can eventually obtain water on its own!

Mulching & Weeding

Mulching prevents weeds and grass from competing with the tree for nutrients and water. It also regulates the soil temperature, provides nutrients as it decomposes, and prevents mechanical damage from lawn mowers and weedwackers. Trees need fresh mulch at least once per year.

Reporting Any Issues

You will check for any signs of damage or broken branches, report any issues with fencing, and take note of general tree health.

If you are interested in becoming a Colonial Canopy Tree Steward, please email us at ColonialCanopy@gmail.com! On the map below, trees in red need to be ‘adopted’, and trees in green currently have a Tree Steward!

  • 2 trees at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, along Germantown Pike (high importance).
  • 3 trees at Victory Fields, near Colonial Elementary School (high importance).
  • Any of the 5 remaining trees at Bicentennial Park in Plymouth Meeting.
  • 3 Sugar Maples at Plymouth Elementary School in Plymouth Meeting (high importance).
  • 1 Sweetgum at Black Horse Park in Plymouth Meeting.

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