Philly Tree contact?

zempf's picture

Does anyone have any contact information for whoever coordinates the tree plantings? We're signed up to receive a tree in November, but they came and cut the sidewalk while we were away one day and it's about a foot away from the stairs of our house. Combined with the narrowness of the sidewalks it will be a real pain for anyone walking down the street to get around the tree once it's there. I believe Katie emailed the address, but either it was unresponsive or they forwarded it to someone else who has been unresponsive & I'd really like to know if we can get it moved a bit if possible.

neilpuck's picture

check your pms

check your pms

Ftown66's picture

A foot away? What were they

A foot away? What were they thinking? What idiots. Just think how this will be a problem if you need to get something large like a fridge or a couch in the house.

stock's picture

Forget getting a fridge in,

Forget getting a fridge in, the reason you can't put them in front of a door is to allow the Fire Fighters can get in.

Ftown66's picture

stock wrote:Forget getting a

stock wrote:

Forget getting a fridge in, the reason you can't put them in front of a door is to allow the Fire Fighters can get in.

really good point. Would have never thought of that.

neilpuck's picture

Just to clarify, it's not

Just to clarify, it's not directly in front of the stairs, but the location of it makes it awkward for pedestrians to pass through. I've seen the cut and I agree it's a strange place to put it.

lauraska's picture

I know that the Philly Tree

I know that the Philly Tree People will only plant trees after the utility companies have come and marked where their lines are, and I think they won't plant within so many feet of any of those lines. We are getting a tree in the next planting, too, and I noticed that they cut out the square of our sidewalk that was farthest from the mark where the gas line is. Perhaps where they cut zempf's sidewalk was the only place that wasn't in the way of utilities? I haven't seen it, so this is pure speculation...

workerbee's picture

Mine is over the sewer and

Mine is over the sewer and gas line and the cable and electric wires go through the branches.
It is also in a position that shades the house next to mine.
Not mine.

I suspect they look for the least sensible location and cut ................

zempf's picture

To update, they did get back

To update, they did get back to us & said it was indeed an error & they're going to fill & recut. Yay.