Adopt-A-Tree

Adopt-A Tree in an Ambler Park or Public Space

Sadly spring of 2017 a number large Ash trees have been removed from Knight Park & Borough Park for safety reasons. These trees were identified by an arborist as having the Emerald Ash Borer. Infected trees can deteriorate quickly, becoming brittle and may pose a safety risk.

The Ambler EAC, would like to replace these trees in the Fall. Would you consider adopting a tree? There are two ways you can adopt a tree.

Care for a tree

No money needed. What we need most is for volunteers to water the new trees. The trees will need 10-15 gallons of water a week when there is no rain. Since trees will be planted in November 2017, they won’t need water until April of 2018. Trees need to be watered in the spring and summer for 2 years.

If you don’t live near your tree, often a nearby neighbor is willing to allow you to use their outside water spigot. Kitty litter jugs are ideal. They have a handle and a cap to keep the water in the jug when you carry it across the street or through the park.

Sponsor a tree

If you’re not able to carry water to a tree, you can sponsor a tree by donating $80 to pay for a tree. The Ambler EAC purchases trees from The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society. These trees arrive six to eight feet tall. With your help of $80, we can plant even more trees in Knight & Borough Park this fall.

Consider adopting a tree with your child or grandchild. Teach them about community and the importance that trees play in our neighborhoods. Take photos every year and watch them both grow.

You don’t need to be a resident to adopt a tree.
If there is another public space where you can care for a tree, let us know!