South Philly Community Yard Tree Giveaway

By Eugene Desyatnik (other events)

Saturday, October 10 2015 10:00 AM 1:00 PM EDT

In partnership with TreePhilly, Fairmount Park Conservancy, and Wells Fargo, local groups Bella Vista Neighbors Association, Bel Arbor Tree Tenders, Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition, and Queen Village Neighbors Association are giving out 50 FREE yard trees on Saturday, October 10, from 10 am to 1 pm, at Palumbo Rec Center, 10th & Fitzwater, 19147.Register in advance and select your free tree. Preview tree varieties here. When you come to pick up your tree, we will show you how to plant and care for it and send you home with a free bag of mulch. The trees will be small, so you may carry home on public transit or on foot. A loading zone will be available for pick up by car. If the variety you want is not available, contact us ([email protected]) to get on the wait list.

Trees must be planted in the ground on private property in Philadelphia and there is a limit of 2 trees per address. These trees can NOT BE PLANTED IN A CONTAINER OR THE SIDEWALK.

There will also be a WEIRD WASTE RECYCLING event on site. Bring used batteries, light bulbs, plastic bags, and hangers for recycling by Bennett Compost, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, and My Milkcrate.

Keep in mind that filling out this form does not guarantee that you will receive a tree. You will receive a ticket at the end of registration, that you must print and bring to pick up. The giveaway is an all-volunteer effort and while we will do our best to match everyone registered with the tree they selected, nursery shortages can occur and mistakes may happen. We will send you a reminder and may also phone reminders.

Registrants MUST pick up RESERVED trees from 10 am to noon. After 12, all remaining trees will be available to wait list members or walk-ins. This is a RAIN OR SHINE EVENT.