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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]
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 [email protected], or call (215) 683-0217.