TreePhilly offers free yard trees for Philadelphia residents to plant at home

Philadelphia residents can receive a free tree to plant at home this spring. A limited number of trees will be available for pickup or delivery. The giveaways will follow strict social distancing guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19

The giveaway program is a partnership among:

  • Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s TreePhilly program
  • Fairmount Park Conservancy
  • TD Bank (event sponsor).
The giveaway trees are yard trees. They must be planted in the ground on private property.

We received a wonderful response to this giveaway. People have registered for all the available trees. If you signed up for a tree, you will receive information about it from TreePhilly. More trees may become available. To get updates, sign up to receive news from TreePhilly.

TreePhilly will give out a limited number of trees in one of two ways:


1) No-contact pickup events

  • Pickups will take place at scheduled times.
  • You must pre-register—you cannot walk in and get a tree.
  • Staff will practice social distancing.
  • Residents will load trees into their own cars.

Any Philadelphia resident

Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24

2) Door-to-door delivery service

Free delivery of trees to those unable to pick up trees

– Philadelphia residents in high-risk populations.

– Philadelphians unable to pick up a tree in their car.

TreePhilly will deliver trees from May 25 through 29.

How to apply:

Recent studies show that planting more trees could save hundreds of city residents from premature death. TreePhilly has given away over 24,000 trees since 2012.

TreePhilly is an urban forestry program of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy. It helps the people of Philadelphia plant and care for trees.