September 15, 2015

Registration for Fall 2015 Yard Tree Giveaways is now open!

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Registration for our fall yard tree giveaways is now open! (Editor’s note: Tree giveaways are closed for the season, registration for the Spring 2016 events will open in March 2016)

This fall, Philadelphia property owners can register for up to two free trees to plant in a yard or lawn on private property. We have several species available this fall, ranging from tall shade trees to beautiful and tasty fruit trees! Find more information on the species offered this season here.

Participants can pre-register for one of the events listed below to pick up their preferred species.

At each event, participants will learn how to plant and care for their new tree and receive educational materials as well as a free bag of mulch. Pre-registration is required for all events, unless otherwise noted.
Monday, October 5th- Zipcar Tree Giveaway Training and Tree Delivery
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 N 20th St. 19103
Hosts: TreePhilly, Zipcar, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Registration: (after attending the mandatory training, participants will have their trees delivered to them over the course of the week by Zipcar drivers!)
Saturday October 10th- Bella Vista (19147)
Palumbo Recreation Center
10th & Fitzwater Streets, 19147
Hosts: Bella Vista Neighbors Association, Bel Arbor Tree Tenders, Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition, Queen Village Neighbors Association
Sunday, October 11th- Mayfair (19152)
Grey Lodge Pub
6235 Frankford Ave. 19152    
Hosts: Mayfair Business Association, Mayfair Civic Association, Grey Lodge Pub, Mayfair CDC
Tuesday, October 13th- Hunting Park (19140)
Nueva Esperanza
4261 N 5th St. 19140
Hosts: Nueva Esperanza and Northeast Treatment Centers
Registration: Contact for more information.
Thursday, October 15th- Hunting Park (19140)
Northeast Treatment Centers
4404 N 5th St. 19140
Hosts: Nueva Esperanza and Northeast Treatment Centers
Registration: Contact for more information.
Saturday, October 17th- Kingsessing (19143)
Longstreth Elementary School
5700 Willows Ave. 19143
Hosts: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition, Friends of Heinz Wildlife Refuge, Audubon Pennsylvania
Saturday, October 24th- Tacony (19135)
Free Library of Philadelphia – Tacony Branch
6742 Torresdale Ave. 19135
Hosts: Tacony CDC, Free Library of Philadelphia – Tacony Branch, Tacony Civic Association
Saturday, October 31st- West Oak Lane (19138)
West Oak Lane Library
2000 E Washington Lane, 19138
Host: TreePhilly and West Oak Lane Library
Sunday, November 1st- Kensington (19125)
NKCDC Garden Center
1825 Frankford Ave, 19125
Host: TreePhilly and New Kensington CDC
Saturday November 7th- East Falls (19129)
McMichael Park
3201-45 Midvale Ave. 19129
Host: TreePhilly, East Falls Tree Tenders, Friends of McMichael Park
Saturday, November 14th- West Powelton (19104)
10am to 12pm
Saunder’s Park
N 39th St. and Powelton Ave. 19104
Hosts: People’s Emergency Center and Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
Saturday November 14th- Torresdale (19114)
9am to 12pm
Associated Polish Home
9150 Academy Rd. 19114
Host: Associated Polish Home
Sponsors: UPS, Keep America Beautiful and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful
Registration: email your name, address, phone number and tree choice to
Free Delivery and Planting Assistance
Residents with limited mobility can apply for free tree delivery and planting. Space for this service is limited, and residents are encouraged to apply early. To apply, download the application, email us at, or call (215) 683-0217.


  1. Joe Apice

    Please notify me when registration for trees at the Polish Home 19114 is available.

    • treephilly

      Thank you Joe, we will email you with more information from our account. Look out for an email soon!

  2. Quetta Blackman

    I am applying for my tree to be delivered and planted in my front yard.

    Thank you.

    • treephilly

      Quetta, we will email you with information about the Free Planting and Delivery Program from our account. Look out for an email soon!

  3. Lynn Carter

    I am having surgery on my foot (9/25) and will need assistance with delivery and planting.

    • treephilly

      Lynn, we will email you with information about the Free Planting and Delivery Program from our account. Look out for an email soon!

  4. Ibrahim Belemou

    I would like to have a new trees

    Thank you

    • treephilly

      Ibrahim, you can sign up for trees by following one of the registration links above. Choose which date and location would work best for you and follow the registration link for that event.

  5. Steven Ciceron

    Some of the areas for pick up say “coming soon” and I was unable to register. How can I register

  6. Pamela Krewson

    I tried to open the link to see what fruit trees are available and it said for security reasons or I timed out I couldn’t open it. I would like to know what fruit trees are available. I could go to the Polish home or Mayfair. I live in Rhawnhurst

    • treephilly

      Hi Pamela, we are offering the following fruit trees: Peach, Fig, Paw Paw, and Cornelian Cherry. Try refreshing the page or just copy and past this link into your browser to see more information on the plants:

      • Pamela Krewson

        Thank you can you let me know when the Polish Home registration is open. I would like a Cornelian Cherry.

        • treephilly

          Hi Pamela, I’ve added you to our list of people to contact when registration for the giveaway at the Associated Polish Home is open. Thanks for reaching out to us!

  7. K Davis

    does this program react out to Upper Darby township or is it just in Philadelphia?

    • K Davis

      (reach out )

    • treephilly

      This program only provides trees for property owners in Philadelphia. Sorry!

  8. Valentina V Xali

    Thank you,

    I love to plant trees to my private property.
    This is one of the great ideas to learn how to plant and care for new tree. and keep our environment beautiful and healthy life living .

    • treephilly

      You’re welcome, Valentina! We’re glad you’re so pleased with our program =)

  9. Amanda

    Hello! I just ran into a neighbor who doesn’t have internet access, and I offered to sign them up for two peach trees… but the peach trees were all taken! They are a very green-thumbed family with a lovely garden. Is it possible to get an extra set sent to the 19125 giveaway?

  10. Dave Moser

    We applied for removal of a dead tree and a new tree to be planted a while ago, but haven’t heard anything yet. Wondering how to proceed….. thanks!

    • treephilly

      Hi Dave,

      You can contact the Street Tree Office at 215-683-4363 or 215-683-4362 to check on the status of your request.

      Thanks for reaching out!

  11. Jose M. Zachariah

    Is there any free yard tree distribution on your Verry Road Office(Penny pack). Let me know when it is. I want to register there for yard trees.

    • treephilly

      We don’t have a giveaway at Pennypack this year, but there are three others in the northeast: Mayfair, Tacony, and Torresdale. You can register for one of those events by following the registration links above. Thanks!

  12. Mark

    Hi, I was interested in a pawpaw and a fig tree but see that they are all out. I wanted to register for the 19125 area. Is it possible to get these trees if I register?

    Thanks 🙂

    • treephilly

      Hi Mark, The Paw paws and Figs have all been reserved for our Citywide giveaways taking place on Oct 31st, Nov 1st, and Nov 7th. We will make all remaining trees available to walk-ins at the end of each event, so you can see if any fruit trees are available then.

  13. Jim

    Hi My neighbors in East Falls missed the registration for the November event They would like to have a small yard tree Are there any trees left over? and could I pick one up and plant if for them? Thanks Jim

    • treephilly

      Hi Jim,
      Thanks for reaching out to us. Unfortunately, our giveaway events have ended for this season. If you’d like, we can add you or your neighbor to our mailing list to be notified when registration opens in February for Spring 2016 Yard Tree Giveaways.


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