September 19, 2016

Fall is the Best Time to Plant Trees

IMG_1555 Did you know that fall is the best time to plant trees? It’s true! The long months of cool, wet weather are perfect for young trees to spread out their roots and establish themselves in their new home before the heat of the summer comes.

This fall there are four chances for you to plant a tree that you can enjoy for years to come. Choose from 12 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, October 1st, 2016, 10am-12pm

Community Grantee Event: John Heinz Wildlife Refuge & Partners’ Giveaway
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
8601 Lindbergh Blvd, 19153
Register here

Saturday, October 8th, 2016, 11am-1pm

Community Grantee Event: Passyunk Square Civic Association & Partners’ Giveaway
East Passyunk Crossing Community Center
1025 Mifflin St., 19148
Register here

Saturday, October 15th, 2016, 10am-12pm

Boulevard & Levick TD Bank Store
6304 Roosevelt Blvd. 19149

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, 10am-1pm

Community Grantee Event: New Covenant Church of Philadelphia
New Covenant Church
7500 Germantown Ave., 19119
Register here

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016, 3-5pm

Community Grantee Event: The Empowerment Achievement Movement, Inc.
Kingdom Life Church Ministries
770-800 W. Tabor Rd., 19120
To register, email

Saturday, October 29th, 2016, 10am-12pm

Whitman TD Bank Store
2653 S. 5th Street, 19148

Sunday, October 30th, 2016, 12pm-2pm

Roxborough TD Bank Store
5501 Ridge Avenue, 19128

Saturday, November 5th, 2016, 10am-12pm

Aramingo TD Bank Store
2267 E Butler Street, 19137

Learn more about the available Fall 2016 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.

  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition, Friends of Heinz Refuge and Audubon Pennsylvania
  • Passyunk Square Civic Association, East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association, and Leafy Streets/Lower Moyamensing Civic Association
  • The Sudanese American Community of Greater Philadelphia
  • New Covenant Church of Philadelphia
  • The Empowerment Achievement Movement (T.E.A.M.), Inc.