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March 6, 2019

Meet the Spring 2019 Giveaway Trees!

Meet the Spring 2019 Giveaway Trees!

We have an exciting selection of native, ornamental and fruit trees this season of our Community Yard Tree Giveaway Program and look forward to finding a home for each and every sapling. Browse our tree profiles to determine which species will best fit your needs, then register for your favorite at the community giveaway nearest you! Full list of Spring 2019 events here. Please note that not every tree species will be available at every giveaway event.



Large Trees

  • An oak tree that produces small acorns
  • Drought and flood tolerant
  • Plant 20+ feet away from overhead wires

  • Saplings are very attractive to deer
  • Great for bees and birds!
  • Plant 20+ feet away from overhead wires

  • Native to the Philadelphia region
  • Moderately drought and flood tolerant
  • Plant 20+ feet away from overhead wires


Medium Trees

  • Similar to the close relative American hornbeam
  • Strong, tough tree tolerant of many environments
  • Native species good for wildlife


Small Trees

  • Native tree with beautiful flowers
  • Vulnerable to Emerald Ash Borer

  • Native tree, state tree of Oklahoma
  • Known as spicewood in Appalachia because of edible green twigs
  • Starts flowering in April

  • Related to Cornus florida but resistant to anthracnose
  • Beautiful red foliage in fall
  • Edible berries

  • Edible fruits used for jams, ripen in late summer
  • Yellow flowers that bloom in late winter


Fruit Trees

  • Large, crisp, tart fruits
  • Produces up to 500 pears annually at maturity
  • Fruits in its first year!

  • Very hardy fruit tree
  • Harvest mid-September
  • Prune to maintain upright form
  • Grows quickly, 20-25 feet tall at maturity
  • For good fruit, plant in moist, fertile soil with lots of sun
  • Requires pruning, can be damaged by extreme cold or spring frosts
  • Vulnerable to insects and disease
  • Self-fertile, starts producing fruit after 3-5 years
  • For good fruit, plant in moist, fertile soil with lots of sun
  • Requires pruning, can be damaged by extreme cold or spring frosts
  • Vulnerable to insects and disease, especially plum leaf scald

Comments

  1. arthur holst

    how big are the trees –will the fit in a car?

    • treephilly

      Yes! We are experts in fitting our trees into cars of all sizes – some folks like to bring along tarps or other coverings to protect from spilled dirt/mulch.

  2. Alice Shaw

    I love the Eastern Redbud. I am also a member of FOW.

  3. I would love a small tree for my Manayunk “yard” – I am interested in either an Eastern Redbud or one of the Dogwoods; What are the next steps? What an amazing project!

  4. Michael Abramson

    I want to get 2 cornelian cherries, but did not find a way to register, as it was few years ago. Please help me to register for event which scheduled for March 30th (I live near by at 814 Densmore rd. )

    • treephilly

      Michael,
      Great! Register for the Somerton giveaway by contacting Chris Bordelon at (267)-939-9857 or chrisbordelon@gmail.com

  5. Jeff

    I’m interested in an Asian Pear tree for my yard in Manayunk, but I only have room for one. Are these self-fertilizing? Also, can you tell me which event those will be given away at?

    • treephilly

      They are self-pollinating! I just emailed you about where to register

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