Street Tree Planting (Individual Request)

Street Trees are planted in the sidewalk area, next to the street:

  • REQUEST ONE HERE!

  • After the Street Tree Department receives your planting request an arborist will come out in 7-10 business days to inspect the location and determine whether it is an appropriate and safe location for a tree to be planted (locations are chosen that promote tree health and minimize safety hazards).
  • When the site inspection is done, a Planting Permission Form will be left for you to sign and return to Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (if you are a renter, you must get the property owner to sign this form).
  • Once this permission form is signed and returned, your location is placed on a future planting list and you will get your free street tree in the next possible planting season.

Be patient!  In order to ensure their health and success, street trees are only planted when they are dormant, during the months of April, May, October, November and December.  We compile our lists for planting at least 6 months ahead of time so we can purchase all of the trees we need for the next planting season. 

  • Welcome

    TreePhilly connects Philadelphia residents with the resources they need to plant and care for trees and to grow our urban forest.
  • CONTACT:

    Erica Smith Fichman
    TreePhilly Program Manager
    Urban Forestry & Ecosystem Management
    Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
    One Parkway, 10th Floor
    1515 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    P: 215.683.0217
    F: 215.683.0205
    treephilly@phila.gov
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