Apply for Free Trees for Home Planting May 18

With a little effort, Phila. residents can beautify their property and help the environment by
planting free trees this month. The program is sponsored by Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park and TD Bank.
With a little effort, Phila. residents can beautify their property and help the environment by planting free trees this month. The program is sponsored by Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park and TD Bank.

TreePhilly Program will beautify Philadelphia residences.

TreePhilly Offers is offering free trees for Philadelphia Residents to plant at their homes this month.

Trees may be reserved by applying to Tree Philly with two no-contact pickup events. Door-to-door delivery service is also available for residents in high-risk populations and those unable to pick up a tree in their car:

May 17: Deadline for Pre-Registration (Required – No walk-ins): Contact online at www.treephilly.org
May 23: Pickup Saturday: 10:30a.m. – 1:00p.m., Frankford Boat Launch, 5501 Tacony St, Philadelphia, PA 19137
May 24: Pickup Sunday: 10:30a.m. – 1:00p.m., Carousel House, 4300 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Tree pickup events and deliveries will be executed with strict adherence to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Residents will have to load trees into their own cars. This special tree planting opportunity replaces the spring Community Yard Tree Giveaway Program which had to be cancelled because of the virus pandemic.

“Planting a tree is not only a great way for Philadelphians to get outside while staying at home this spring, but it’s also part of improving the long-term public health of our communities,” said Fairmount Park Conservancy Executive Director Maura McCarthy, Ph.D. Trees help lower stress levels, improve our respiratory health, and cool our homes on hot summer days.

“The importance of trees and parks has never been more appreciated than now,” said Michael Carbone, Regional President, TD Bank which is helping sponsor the event.

To register for a tree, visit TreePhilly.org. Registrants must be residents of the city of Philadelphia and trees must be planted in the ground on private property. Pre-registration is required and trees will not be available for walk-ins.

To learn more about Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, visit us at www.phila.gov/parksandrec, and follow @philaparkandrec on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For more information on Fairmount Park, visit myphillypark.org , facebook.com/fairmountparkconservancy, or follow on Instagram and Twitter @myphillypark.

Information for this article was obtained from a release by Mayor’s Office of Communications, press@phila.gov May 7,2020 (Condensed by Ted Behr)

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