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Tree Planting Time in Frankford

Registration is now open for our TreePhilly giveaway, which will take place on November 4th from 1-3pm at Frankford Pause Park, 4673 Paul St. In case of rain, the giveaway will take place next door at the Daral Building, 4667 Paul St.

Trees must be planted within the city of Philadelphia on private property, not in containers or in the sidewalk. To receive a tree, folks will need to register by contacting me, Ellie Vamos, at 215-743-6580 x105 or at

Our giveaway will also include free recycling bins from the Streets Department and other local health and sustainability resources! We look forward to hosting another great event with our partners at TreePhilly and the Frankford Garden Club.

See the flyer below for the giveaway; please feel free to let me know if you have any questions!

Ellie Vamos
Commercial Corridor Manager
Frankford Community Development Corporation
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TreePhilly Is Hiring

The TreePhilly Program seeks a seasonal Intern to support existing tree planting and giveaway projects and to develop new ideas to promote tree planting and maintenance in Philadelphia. The position requires an energetic and organized person who can work independently as well as collaboratively with the TreePhilly Program Manager. The Intern position will begin on Wed. March 1st, 2017 and end on Thurs. November 30th, 2017 and will have a flexible schedule that includes evening and weekend work, both in and out of the office. This position reports directly to the TreePhilly Program Manager. This is a paid position that requires a commitment of 37.5 hours per week.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 10th, 2017.  

Follow the link below to apply.


Source: JOB OPPORTUNITY: TreePhilly Intern Position Available

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Sign Up Today for Your Free Yard Tree

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PP&R), in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Wells Fargo, announced today that registration for the Spring 2015 TreePhilly Yard Tree Giveaways is now open. Starting today through Wednesday, April 1st, property owners can register for up to two free trees to plant in a yard or lawn on private property. A variety of species are available, including large shade trees, smaller flowering trees, and fruit trees.

Current and past registrants can also enter the new Refer-A-Friend raffle for a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Apple store. The new participant simply has to enter the name of the person who referred them upon registration. (New participant must actually pick up their tree to be entered.)

TreePhilly connects Philadelphia property owners, businesses, and neighbors with the resources they need to plant and care for trees. To date, TreePhilly has given away 11,500 free yard trees, contributing to Mayor Nutter’s goal of reaching 30% tree canopy coverage in each Philadelphia neighborhood.

“TreePhilly is an important tool we employ in our pursuit of becoming the greenest city in America,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter.  “I encourage all Philadelphians who have the capacity to plant and care for a tree – either in their yards or on the street – to register this spring and receive a free tree.  Everyone can do something to make our city more livable and more beautiful; consider planting a tree this year.”

“I want to thank our partners The Fairmount Park Conservancy and Wells Fargo Bank for their continued partnership and support of the TreePhilly program,” said Deputy Mayor Michael Diberadinis.  “ I also want to thank all the community organizations that have been working with us the past four years to help promote the TreePhilly yard tree give program. Their grassroots support has helped us reach many more people then we could have on our own”.

Residents can register to pick up their free yard tree at one of three (3) special giveaway events across the City in April (see sites and dates below). Participants who pre-register can choose their species upon registration, and detailed information on all available species is available at Registration is strongly encouraged, but walk-ins will be welcomed at the end of each event while supplies last. Participants will also receive a planting and care demonstration provided by our tree experts, free mulch, and educational materials.

“We have seen great success in engaging Philadelphians to plant and care for trees as part of the TreePhilly program and Wells Fargo has been an extraordinary corporate partner.  The Fairmount Park Conservancy is truly grateful for their support both last year and this year – an example of how successful public-private partnerships can be,” said Kathryn Ott Lovell, Executive Director of the Fairmount Park Conservancy.



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Ten Days Left to Pre-Register for TreePhilly’s Spring Yard Tree Giveaway

The deadline to register for the Spring 2014 TreePhilly free yard tree giveaway program is Thursday, March 27.  Philadelphia property owners can request free yard trees by visiting or by calling 215-683-0217.

TreePhilly, a campaign led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PP&R) in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and with support from Wells Fargo, directly engages Philadelphia property owners, businesses and neighbors to plant and maintain trees. This initiative includes a citywide yard tree giveaway, through which property owners can request a free yard tree to plant on their private property. Wells Fargo is sponsoring the yard tree giveaway; both Wells Fargo and the Fairmount Park Conservancy provide marketing and promotional support for the campaign.

This spring, property-owning residents in Philadelphia are eligible to receive up to two free trees for residential properties and up to ten for community spaces. Last spring, residents across the City received over 2,000 trees! Property-owning residents who apply for free trees through TreePhilly’s spring program can select from a list of tree species, including several fruit trees: American Beech, White Oak, Red Maple, Sassafras, Crabapple,  Hawthorn, Serviceberry, Apricot, Fig, Asian Pear, and Peach. Registrants can pick up their free yard tree at giveaway events across the city on Saturday, April 5th; Sunday, April 6th; Saturday April 12th; or Sunday, April 13th.

Citizens can get involved with TreePhilly by planting and caring for trees on their property, volunteering for a tree planting event in their local park, or sponsoring community service days to plant and maintain trees. For more information and to request a tree, citizens can visit www.TreePhilly.Org  or call 215-683-0217.