Friday, February 28, 2014

Think Spring: Tree Trimming Happening in the 'Hood

If you've been reading this blog for a while now (and following our Instagram account), you probably have noticed that we're a huge fan of the trees in the neighborhood -- specifically the ones in Dickinson Square Park and the 19oo block of E. Moyamensing Avenue.

Phew, these beauties are just due for a trim.

You may have also noticed that there have been some mighty menacing looking wood chippers around the neighborhood underneath these sacred trees. Well, fear not! They are only being trimmed. We talked with one of the workers on the ground on the 1900 block of E. Moyamensing and he kind of laughed at the notion that they would be cutting them down. "Nope, we're just trimming them," he said. He also dropped some knowledge on us. "These are London Plane Trees," he mentioned when we asked.

We always thought they were straight up American Sycamores -- which isn't that far off.

Still unfamiliar with these glorious oxygen producers that have come to define East Moyamensing Ave?

It's these beauties:

And like this one:

And this one as well:


  1. Thanks for the Tree Trimming Article, James! I am very interested in having the tree in front of my house trimmed. Can you let me know if you happened to notice the company name on the trucks that were trimming the trees on the 1900 block of East Moyamensing Ave. last week? I live on the 1800 block of East Moyamensing Ave. Thanks again for this article and also all of your previous blogs, I always read them. You are a great addition to Pennsport and a fresh breath of air too!!! Pennsport!!!