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Tree-related forms and documents

These documents will help you plan for and maintain street and yard trees in Philadelphia.

You can get a yard tree, a street tree, or learn more about Parks & Recreation’s TreePhilly program.

Name Description Released Format
Builders guide to planting street trees PDF Guide to required development plan review procedures for builders November 15, 2017
City of Philadelphia heritage tree list PDF List of heritage trees that may not be removed without special exception approval. Revised August 27, 2013. August 27, 2013
City of Philadelphia invasive species list PDF Information about replacement of invasive trees removed from development sites. September 23, 2021
Getting your tree home safely PDF A guide to getting your new yard tree home November 21, 2017
Parks & Rec approved street tree list PDF List of approved street trees, organized by size November 15, 2017
Tree planting or maintenance request form PDF Use this form to request a tree or tree maintenance. June 17, 2021
Yard tree limited mobility application PDF This form is for those with limited mobility only to apply for free delivery and planting service. November 21, 2017
Yard tree planting and care PDF A detailed guide on how to plant and care for your yard tree November 21, 2017
SpeciesProfile_AmericanHornbeam_English PDF September 19, 2018
SpeciesProfile_Cherry_Sweet_English PDF September 19, 2018
SpeciesProfile_Dogwood_Pagoda_English PDF September 19, 2018
SpeciesProfile_Oak_White_English PDF September 19, 2018
SpeciesProfile_Nectarine_English PDF September 19, 2018
SpeciesProfile_Fig_English PDF September 19, 2018
SpeciesProfile_Hackberry_English PDF September 19, 2018
SpeciesProfile_Magnolia_Sweetbay_English PDF September 19, 2018
Yard Tree Profiles PDF An illustrated guide that shows the look and size of yard trees available as part of the annual Tree Philly tree giveaway. September 19, 2018
2014 Green Streets Design Manual PDF Design standards and guidance for developers building green stormwater infrastructure. May 4, 2016
TreePhilly_GettingYourTreeHomeSafely PDF November 21, 2017
Choosing the right yard tree PDF An illustrated guide that helps you choose the right yard tree for you November 21, 2017