Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe.
If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20 to 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22


Providing free yard trees to Philadelphia property owners.

What we do

TreePhilly gives out over 1,000 free yard trees for Philadelphians to plant on private property each spring and fall. TreePhilly also offers guidance for residents who want to buy, plant, and care for their own trees.

Through its community yard tree giveaway grants, TreePhilly empowers community groups to host yard tree giveaways, too.

Yard trees:

  • Are planted on private property only in front, side, or back yards.
  • Are planted by residents and/or property owners.
  • Can be requested through the TreePhilly Yard Tree Giveaway program each fall and spring.
  • Are not planted in containers, on sidewalks, or on other public rights-of-way.


1515 Arch St.
10th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email treephilly@phila.gov
Fax: (215) 685-0205

Process and eligibility

We hold yard tree giveaway events at different locations across the city each spring and fall. Registration opens about one month before the events. Registration allows participants to select their preferred pick-up event and species. Registration is strongly encouraged, but we generally accept walk-ins at the end of each event, while supplies last.

For more details on yard tree selection, planting, and care, visit yard tree details.

Realtors, join REP TreePhilly, our Realtor Engagement Program. REP TreePhilly reaches out to realty agents to help us connect with new homeowners. REP TreePhilly provides realty agents with resources for all things trees in Philadelphia. For information on REP TreePhilly, email treephilly@phila.gov.

Get a street tree

If you would like a tree planted in or along your sidewalk or on another public right of way, you'd like a street tree.

Get Involved



Fairmount Park Conservancy

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

US Forest Service - Philadelphia Field Station

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful

Mariposa Food Co-op

CUSP (Climate & Urban Systems Partnership)

Clean Air Council

Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia