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March 21, 2017

Philadelphians can pick up a free yard tree

Choose from 12 varieties

Free Trees

Philadelphia residents can pick up a free tree this spring. The offer is courtesy of Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and program sponsor TD Bank.

Those who want to take a tree home to plant in their yard can choose from 12 varieties. 

Large trees:

• Black gum (Nyssa sylvatica)
• Red oak (Quercus rubra)

Medium trees:

• Gray birch (Betula populifolia)
• Ironwood (Hophornbeam) (Ostrya virginiana)

Small trees:

• Red buckeye (Aesculus pavia)
• Robinson crabapple (Malus ‘Robinson’)
• Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)
• Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
• Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)

Fruit trees:

• Apple (Malus domestica)
• Apricot (Prunus armeniaca)
• Sweet cherry (Prunus avium)

Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are still welcome at each pickup location. There will be four in the city.

Before taking the tree home, information will be shared on how to plant and care for the new sapling, and each person will receive a free bag of mulch.

Take Home a Free Tree through TreePhilly

Saturday, April 1
10 a.m. to noon
Congreso de Latinos Unidos courtyard
216 W. Somerset St.
Sunday, April 2
Noon to 2 p.m.
South Philadelphia High School
2101 S. Broad St.
Saturday, April 8
10 a.m. to noon
Roxborough TD Bank store
5501 Ridge Ave.
Sunday, April 9
Noon to 2 p.m.
Frankford Avenue TD Bank store
6635 Frankford Ave.