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.
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:
- Saturday, October 17
10 a.m.—3 p.m.
Carousel House, 4300 Avenue of the Republic
Register by Tuesday, October 13.
2) Community-based events
TreePhilly’s partners will host community-based tree giveaways in neighborhoods across the city. These include:
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.