March 12, 2018

Registration for the Spring Giveaway Season is Open!

Registration for the Spring Giveaway Season is Open!
The spring tree giveaway season is upon us! This season, we are trying something a little different. While we will be hosting one city-wide giveaway and a few popup events, most yard trees will be given away at community-hosted events throughout the city. So you can register for our signature event at Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center on April 14th below, but if you are interested in something a little closer to home, check out all our community partners, listed here. Use the links below to contact community groups directly and ask about their yard tree giveaway.

Spring 2018 Events

Wednesday, April 4th:
Parkway Central Library Yard Tree Giveaway
In partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
11AM – 1PM (No preregistration required)

Saturday, April 7th:
Waterloo Community Yard Tree Giveaway with Make The World Better
12PM – 2PM in the Norris Square neighborhood

Sunday, April 8th:
Associated Polish Home Community Yard Tree Giveaway
11AM – 2PM in the Torresdale neighborhood

Saturday, April 14th:
TreePhilly Signature Yard Tree Giveaway
11AM – 1PM at 700 Cobbs Creek Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Sunday, April 15th:
John Heinz Wildlife Refuge Community Yard Tree Giveaway
In partnership with Friends of Heinz Wildlife Refuge, Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition, and Audubon Pennsylvania
10AM – 1PM in the Eastwick neighborhood

Friday, April 20th:
Dickinson Square West Civic Association Community Yard Tree Giveaway
6PM – 8PM in the Dickinson Square West neighborhood

Arbrew Day Yard Tree Giveaway
In partnership with Yards Brewing Company. Pop-up yard tree giveaway event at bars across the city: Devil’s Den, Dawson Street Pub, Frankford Hall, London Grill, Grey Lodge, Whole Foods Market Center City, Whole Foods Market South Street. 5PM – 8PM

Saturday, April 21st:
Penn State Alumni Community Yard Tree Giveaway
In partnership with SHARE Food Program
9AM – 12PM in the Allegheny West neighborhood

PowerCorpsPHL Community Yard Tree Giveaway
10AM – 2PM in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood

Sunday, April 22nd:
REPTreePhilly Yard Tree Giveaway
In partnership with Plumer & Associates Real Estate
11AM to 2PM in the Fishtown neighborhood

Holmesburg Civic Association Community Yard Tree Giveaway
In partnership with Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion
11AM – 2PM in the Holmesburg neighborhood

Muslim Youth Center of Philadelphia Community Yard Tree Giveaway
3PM – 5PM in the Millbrook neighborhood

Friday, April 27th:
Arbor Day Celebration
At Fernhill Park in the Germantown neighborhood

Saturday, April 28th:
Somerton Civic Association Community Yard Tree Giveaway
In partnership with MaST Community Charter School
10AM – 12PM in the Somerton neighborhood

Zion Pentecostal Church of God & CDC Community Yard Tree Giveaway
10AM – 1PM in the Haddington Neighborhood

Saturday, May 5th:
Frankford CDC Community Yard Tree Giveaway
10AM – 12PM in the Frankford neighborhood

Wednesday, May 9th:
Esperanza Community Yard Tree Giveaway
In partnership with the Wyoming Free Library
5PM – 7:30PM, in the Feltonville neighborhood


  1. JoeLarch

    I was wondering if there is a place in the Roxborough or Manayunk area the zips are 19128 & 19127 respectfully. 2 years ago I had a beautiful tree planted on my pavement. And was just hoping there would be one around me so I can also have one in my yard.
    Thank you for your time .
    Thank You
    Joe Larch

    • treephilly

      Hi Joe,
      We do not have any yard tree giveaways in Roxborough/Manayunk this season. But you are welcome to register for your city-wide yard tree giveaway at the Cobbs Creek Environmental Center, or at one of the community giveaways closer to you. To do that, visit a community group’s website via the link on their website and contact them with the information you find there letting them know you would like to register for a yard tree. Please note that these trees are to be planted in the ground in a yard, not the street. Hope to see you at one of the giveaways!

    • Hi Joe,

      Penn State Philly’s Yard Tree Giveaway will be at Share Food Program, which is not far from you in 19129. (2901 W. Hunting Park Avenue 19129)

      Christina, Penn State Philly Yard Tree Project Manager

  2. Nicole Von Whitaker

    When will you be able to register for the neighborhood event

    • treephilly

      You can register right now! Visit the community group’s website via the link we’ve provided on our events list. Use the information you find there to reach out to the community group and let them know you’re interested in registering for a tree.

  3. Martina. Mapp

    Do they assist in planting the trees

  4. Joseph Mortimer

    Why is there no event for Fox Chase

    • treephilly

      We have one citywide event this year, and the rest of our events are hosted by community groups. Unfortunately, no community groups from Fox Chase applied to host a giveaway. But we have a total of 5 giveaways in Northeast Philly which you can find out more about on our website.

  5. Lisa

    How do I register for the tree giveaway at the Polish home. Thanks

    • treephilly

      You can email or call the Polish Home via the contact info you find on their website and let them know you’re interested in registering for a yard tree!

  6. Lisa

    How do I register for the tree giveaway at the Polish home

  7. Mitch Lapenson

    I would like to plant a tree, and be a part of making Philadelphia beautiful and green. I think this is awesome way to spread the go green movement.

    • treephilly

      Glad to hear that, Mitch! Feel free to register for our signature event, or reach out to the groups hosting community giveaways and let them know you’d like to register.

  8. Sabina

    How large are the trees we’ll be picking up? I’ve register for the Franklinia. Want to make sure I come with an appropriate vehicle.

    • treephilly

      Franklinias will not be very big, only about 4′ tall. So a sedan with the seats down would be plenty of room.

  9. Kate

    Hi there, I am unable to register for the Heinz Refuge giveaway. Do you know when this will be up and going? Thanks!

  10. Suzanne Hagner

    Is there a date for the Arbrew Day tree giveaway? It would be helpful to have more details as well as how one registers…

    thank you…

    • treephilly

      Hi Suzanne, Arbrew Day is Friday, April 20th, from 5PM to 8PM, at all locations listed.

    • treephilly

      Also, there is no pre-registration for Arbrew Day! It’s mostly an event for staff and patrons to pick up the trees we have available at that time. So if you find yourself at one of the places listed, you may be able to get a free tree, but there is no guarantee you will get your first choice of species.

  11. Andrew Lydon

    Do you have any more PawPaws? When I went to register, it stated the PawPaws were out of stock 🙁

    • treephilly

      Hi Andrew, Unfortunately all the Pawpaws are spoken for! Maybe consider an apple tree if you’re interested in fruit, or a sassafras if you are looking for a tree with a similar form as Pawpaw.

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