Fairmount Park Commission
http://www.fairmountpark.org/StreetTreeIntro.asp

Fairmount Park Street Tree Planting Permit and Maintenance Request Form:
http://www.fairmountpark.org/pdf/FPC_tree_request.pdf

Fairmount Park Recommended Street Trees

FREE Wood Chip Mulch, Compost, and Soil Amendment:
Fairmount Park Recycling Center: 3850 Ford Road, Philadelphia, PA 19131 215-685-0108
Monday-Friday : 7:30AM-3 PM
Saturday: April 2-November 26 7:30AM-11:30 AM You can take away free wood chip mulch and leaf mulch compost. Bring shovel and/or pitchfork and containers. Wood chip mulch is good for topping gardens and tree pits to keep moisture in and as a barrier for weeds. Leaf mulch compost is a good soil amendment, adding nutrients to poor quality soil. Many times you will need to pick some trash out of these free materials.

Philadelphia Water Department Biosolids Recycling Center
http://www.phila.gov/water/biosolid_recycle_cen.html
7800 Penrose Ferry Road, Philadelphia, PA 19153 phone: 215-685-4065. Open 8am - 4:30pm M - F; open on Saturdays, but call ahead on Friday to make sure. You can take away free Earthmate from the location listed above. Bring shovel and containers. Earthmate is a highly processed screened recycled biosolids compost mixture for use as a soil conditioner. It is not a substitute for soil or mulch. Too rich for one, two light for the other. But it is an excellent soil additive to mix in.

PA One Call System - Underground Utility Line Locating Service
1(800)242-1776
CALL BEFORE YOU DIG!

Soil Testing
Pennsylvania residents can follow instructions on Penn State's Cooperative Extension site:
Or send for a soil test kit from the local county office: send a $10 check to Penn State Cooperative Extension, 4601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139 : 215-471-2201 (ext. 100)

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