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April 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Valley Talk: Philadelphia’s Urban Forestry Plan

Friends of the Wissahickon

Free


urban-forestry

In partnership with Friends of the Wissahickon, we are co-hosting Valley Talk: Philadelphia’s Urban Forestry Plan.

Philadelphia’s forest canopy helps absorb air pollution and fight climate change, but it has suffered significant tree losses in the past decade. Join Community Forestry Manager Erica Smith Fichman on Zoom to present the city’s new 10-year Philly Tree Plan to increase tree cover and the important work of organizations like TreePhilly in creating community around our urban forest.

This presentation will take place on Zoom. Register here.

Erica Smith Fichman has spent her career connecting people with plants.  As the Community Forestry Manager at Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, she is the project lead for the Philadelphia Urban Forest Strategic Plan.  Erica also supervises the amazing TreePhilly team who provide Philadelphia residents with the resources they need to plant and care for trees in their own backyard.   She is the recipient of the Arbor Day Foundation’s 2018 Trailblazer Award.  Erica received a B.S. in biology from Haverford College and an M.S. in environmental horticulture from the University of California, Davis.

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