In the city’s continued effort to add more greenspace and increase the tree canopy, TreePhilly is once again taking applications for free backyard trees.
Residents and business owners have until April 1 to submit their application for up to two free trees, which will be available for pick-up later in the month. Organizations looking to plant trees on community-used properties can get as many as 10 trees.
In order to get the free trees, applicants have to agree to the following:
• I am a resident and property owner in Philadelphia • I will plant my tree in the ground (not in a container) within 15 days of receipt at the address listed above. • I will plant my tree on my private land, and not in the sidewalk along the street. • In order to ensure the survival of my tree: – I agree to water my tree (20 gallons a week) from March through December for two years. – I will protect my tree from damage by pets, lawn mowers and other hazards. • I agree to allow TreePhilly to contact me for follow-up information about my tree. • I realize that receiving a tree through the Yard Tree Program does not guarantee its survival, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is not required to supply a replacement tree should my tree die.
Pick-up events are scheduled for April 6 in Frankford and April 13 at the Pennypack Environmental Center.