National Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes TreePhilly Founder Erica Smith Fichman

The national Arbor Day Foundation Wednesday announced six individuals and organizations are the recipients of a 2018 Arbor Day Award in honor of their outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship.

Receiving the Trail Blazer Award is Erica Smith Fichman of Philadelphia.

In 2012, Erica Smith Fichman developed TreePhilly, an urban forestry outreach program with the goal of increasing tree canopy to 30 percent across every neighborhood in Philadelphia. Under Erica's leadership, TreePhilly strives to ensure that its programs are accessible to all residents of Philadelphia.

The Trail Blazer Award which recognizes an individual under the age of 35 who has demonstrated leadership in forestry, community forestry, research or tree care during the past five years.

Click Here for other individuals and groups recognized.

Arbor Day is celebrated on April 27.  To learn more, visit the Arbor Day Foundation website.

Learn more about community tree management by visiting DCNR’s website.


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