February 27, 2017

Plant a tree for a breath of fresh air!

Spring is almost here! Time to dig your hands into the soil, listen to the birds singing, and take a deep breath of fresh air as you emerge from your winter’s slumber. Read below for more details on our spring season of yard tree giveaways!

This spring there are four chances for you to plant a tree that you can enjoy for years to come. Choose from 14 different trees, including large shade trees, small flowering trees and fruit trees. Learn more about the trees that we’re giving away this season here. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted during each event, while supplies last. At each event you will learn how to plant and care for your new tree, and you will take it home with free mulch.

Saturday, April 1st, 2017, 10am-12pm

Congreso de Latinos Unidos courtyard
216 W. Somerset St., 19133
Register here

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017, 12pm-2pm

South Philadelphia High School
2101 South Broad St., 19148
Register here

Saturday, April 8th, 2017, 10am-12pm

Roxborough TD Bank Store
5501 Ridge Ave., 19128
Registration for this event has reached capacity, but we will accept walk-ins during the event while supplies last.

Sunday, April 9th, 2017, 12pm-2pm

Frankford Avenue TD Bank Store
6635 Frankford Ave., 19135
Registration for this event has reached capacity, but we will accept walk-ins during the event while supplies last.

Click here to learn more about the available Spring 2017 trees here.

The following community organizations will host their own yard tree giveaways through our Community Yard Tree Giveaway Grant. Please reach out to the organizations directly in order to receive more information about their events.

  • Nueva Esperanza, Inc. (19140) and Wyoming Library Branch (19120)
  • Diversified Community Services (19146)
  • Comments

    1. Do you have this program for Bucks County PA residents? I recently move out of the city and participated when I was in Philly.

      • treephilly

        Hi Theresa! Great to hear from a TreePhilly participant! TreePhilly only operates within the City of Philadelphia, but there is a Bucks County Tree Tenders group through which you can get street trees. You can check here to find a Tree Tender group near you.

    2. matt

      I live,in nj I cant get 2,for my yard

      • treephilly

        Hi Matt,
        Yes, our giveaways are only for Philadelphia residents so unfortunately we can’t give you any yard trees.

    3. Deb widger

      filled again before I got to sign up

      • treephilly

        Hi Deb,
        Our giveaways on April 8th and 9th are full, but we still have space at the giveaways on April 1st (North Philly) and April 2nd (South Philly) if you’re available then. We’d love to see you there!

    4. Donna Chaavers

      Would Japense Maple be included in the give away? I have a senior family member who has always lusted about them an i think this would be a wonderful gift while saving the environment!!

      • treephilly

        Hi Donna,
        Thanks for your interest in TreePhilly! We are not offering Japanese Maples this season, but we have a variety of smaller flowering and fruiting trees available. You can check our list of available trees and see more information about them here.

    5. Leslie

      Hi there –

      Curbed Philadelphia announced that these trees were for Philadelphians to plant in their yards or on their street. Am I able to plant the tree curbside myself as opposed to hiring an arborist to do so?


      • treephilly

        Hi Leslie,
        Trees from the TreePhilly yard tree giveaways are specifically to be planted in the ground on private property, not along the street. The Curbed Philadelphia article has since been corrected, sorry for any confusion! You can apply for a free street tree through the street tree office (more info here), or you can check for a TreeTenders group in your neighborhood.

    6. Eric


      What are the conditions for walk-ins at the full pick-up sessions? Should I show up for the beginning of the session?

      • treephilly

        Hi Eric,
        Trees for walk-ins will be available while supplies last. Showing up towards the beginning will let you have a wider range for tree selection. All you need is to be able to plant a tree in the ground on private property in Philadelphia!

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