March 14, 2024

Spring 2024 Yard Tree Giveaways

Registration for Spring 2024 events are now closed. Thank you for your interest in planting a tree in your yard, we’ll be back in the Fall with more opportunities!

TreePhilly is a joint program of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy that empowers Philadelphia community members to enrich life in their neighborhoods through the planting, care of and connection with trees. Founded in 2011, TreePhilly works to plant and care for an equitable tree canopy for all residents by providing free, accessible educational and material resources and nurturing relationships between neighbors, institutions and the land we live on. In all our work, we strive to follow the principles and practices of environmental justice.

Trees are available for Philadelphia residents only and must be planted in the ground (not in a pot) on private property in the city of Philadelphia. If you are looking to have a tree planted on the street (in the spot between the sidewalk and street), click here to sign up for a free street tree!

How to Register for Free Yard Tree
Find a regional or neighborhood event below and follow the link or contact the community partner listed to register for your tree. Neighborhood events are intended for residents of the areas around the event and may have restrictions on who can sign up. We will contact you the week before the event to confirm your request and provide additional details on how to pick up your tree.

Need Delivery or Planting Assistance?
Delivery: Due to very limited capacity, delivery service is reserved for residents without access to a vehicle. If you have a car but can’t make it to the event, please try again next season.
Planting Assistance: If you are physically unable to plant your tree, we will arrange for your tree to be delivered and planted in your yard. We are only able to plant trees for community members who are physically unable to plant their own tree. Planting involves lifting a ~20lb pot (about the weight of a toddler), digging a small hole the size of a 5 gallon bucket and kneeling over to fill the hole by hand. Everyone receiving a tree will receive instructions on how to plant, plus an optional planting demonstration at pick-up events.

Choose the Right Tree for You
Need help deciding which tree is right for your yard or want information on caring for your tree? Review the tree species offered this season and check out our guide to picking the right tree for your space!
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Tree Care and Frequently Asked Questions:
Residents are responsible for the planting, care and maintenance of the trees. For more information and frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page. Also check out our Yard Tree Planting and Care Page to learn more about caring for your trees! All this information will be provided in paper copy with your tree upon pick-up.

Find the right event for you!

Regional Giveaway Events – Open to Everyone!:

Event Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024
Location: Carousel House Recreation Center, West Fairmount Park
4300 Avenue of the Republic,
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Time: 10:00AM-2:00PM
Registration: Register Here!
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
Location: American Swedish Historical Museum
FDR Park, 1900 Pattison Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Time: 10:00AM-2:30PM
Registration: Register here!
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Community-specific Tree Options:
Note: These options are intended for residents of the areas listed and may have restrictions on who can sign up.
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West and Southwest Philly


Event Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024
Partner: Tioga Hope Park and Garden and Tioga United
Location: Tioga Hope Park and Garden, 2000 W. Tioga St. Philadelphia, PA 19140
Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Registration: Register Here!,
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 1. Trees will be available for walk-in registration
Notes: Trees are reserved for residents of 19132, 19140 and 19144 zip codes.

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024
Partner: Esperanza Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partners
Location: Tacony Creek Park – I St. and Ramona Gateway – 4528 I St. Philadelphia, PA 19124
Time: 12PM-3PM
Registration:Register Here!
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 8, 2024; Trees will be available for walk-in registration.
Notes: Trees are reserved for residents of the 19140, 19120, 19124, 19134 and 19149 zip codes. Join us for Love Your Park volunteer opportunities, free seeds, mulch and compost while supplies last!


Event Date: Sunday, May 5, 2024
Partner: Bartram’s Garden, Eastwick Friends and Neighbors Coalition ,John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge and Friends of Heinz Refuge at Tinicum.
Location: Bartram’s Garden, 56th St. Plaza, 3000 S. 56th St.
Time: 10AM-12PM
Registration:Register Here!
Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 2 2024, Trees will be available for walk-in registration, first come first serve!
Notes: Trees are reserved for residents of the 19142, 19153, 19143 zip codes.