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

Philadelphia residents can receive a free tree to plant at home this fall. Up to 1,000 trees will be available for pickup or delivery. The giveaways will follow strict social distancing rules to prevent 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. You must plant them in the ground on private property in the city of Philadelphia. 

TreePhilly is partnering with 36 community organizations to help distribute these trees. This will ensure that yard trees are going to neighborhoods that need them most.

Recent studies show that planting more trees could save hundreds of city residents from premature death. TreePhilly has given away over 25,000 trees since 2012.

If you qualify, here’s how you can obtain a tree:

1) No-contact city-wide 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

When, where, and how:

2) Community-based events


TreePhilly’s partners will host community-based tree giveaways in neighborhoods across the city. These include:


Find a community tree giveaway near you and contact the community partner to register.

3) Door-to-door delivery service


Free delivery of trees to those unable to pick up trees.


Philadelphia residents who:

  • Are at increased risk of contracting COVID-19.
  • Do not have a vehicle to attend an event.
  • Are not available to pick up a tree during an event time.

When, where, and how:

TreePhilly and partners will deliver trees throughout the fall.

Choose delivery between October 19-23 or November 16-20:


  • Trees are available while supplies last.
  • You must pre-register.
  • No trees are available to walk-ins.

Choose the right tree for you

Need help deciding which tree is right for your yard? Review the tree species offered this season. You’ll learn more about the tree’s size, sunlight needs, and levels of maintenance.

Tree care 101

Wondering what you need to do to keep your tree happy and healthy after it’s planted? Check out our Yard Tree Planting and Care Page to learn more about caring for your trees.

Need help planting a tree?

If you have limited mobility and cannot pick up and plant your tree, we offer a free delivery and planting service. To apply for this service, complete the Limited Mobility Application online. We can also send you a paper application in the mail. To request this, send us an email or leave a voicemail at 215-683-0217. Be sure to include your name and address.

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.