Bring your group out to celebrate spring and Earth Day with a classic stewardship activity:

Plant a Tree Together

This year the Friends of the Cynwyd Trail are partnering with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and their Tree Tender Program to plant trees adjacent to the Cynwyd Heritage Trail. All the trees will be near Vine Creek, which will benefit from additional vegetation to hold the creek banks.

We invite families and friend pod groups to work together to plant a tree. These trees are bare-root trees, so there won’t be heavy pots or burlap balls to handle. However, much of the soil around the trail area is rocky, so it may take awhile to dig the hole. We will ask your group to commit to two hours to plant the tree.

Because these are bare-root trees, we only have a few days to get them in the ground–April 23-25. If you would like to spend two hours on one of these spring days, fill in the signup form with all the times that work for you and we will get in touch to set your time. Don’t delay–first come first serve with signup times.

We will provide gloves, tools and supervision. We will also provide detailed information prior to the tree-planting so you’ll know exactly what to do. If you want a preview, you can watch this 10-minute video produced by PHS.

If you have questions about the process or the trees, you can email the Stewardship group at