Philadelphia residents are very fortunate this spring to receive up to 2 FREE trees for their yards from TreePhilly, a partnership between Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Wells Fargo and the Fairmount Park Conservancy.
According to TreePhilly, “The purpose of the Yard Tree Program is to contribute to the tree canopy in the city; the layer of branches and leaves that capture falling rain, reduce flooding, clean our air, and shade our streets and homes.” See my earlier post here about additional benefits of trees, including lowering heating and cooling bills!
There are six free tree giveaway events taking place between Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 13th. This year, twelve different tree species are being offered, so there’s one that will work well in every yard! The trees are large enough (4-6′ tall) to make an instant impact on your property, but small enough to easily transport them. They’re even throwing in the mulch for your new trees for free!
TreePhilly will also provide planting and care demonstrations to teach you all you need to know!