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The DCH Bare Root Tree Sale

The Delaware Center for Horticulture holds a bare root tree sale for those in the Wilmington area.   More information.

FREE Energy Saving Trees

Delmarva Power, in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, is giving away up to two, 2-4’ trees to its residential customers who agree to plant them in energy-saving locations. More information.

New Jersey

Camden Urban Airshed Reforestation Program

Residents can apply for and adopt street trees, help organize events, and assist with the planting of each tree.  More information.



Yard trees – Philadelphia Parks & Recreation offers Philadelphia residents free yard trees for their private property (front, back, and side yards) each spring and fall.  Visit the link below for a seasonal listing of events. More information.

Street trees – Property owners can also apply for a free street tree to be planted by a city-hired contractor.  There may be a waiting list. More information.

Community tree giveaways – Philadelphia community groups and businesses can apply for a small grant to host yard tree giveaways in their neighborhoods. More information.

TreeVitalize Philadelphia Tree Tenders Street Tree Planting Program

This Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) program is only for approved Philadelphia Tree Tenders groups. Groups can apply for free street trees for their neighborhood to be planted every April and November. Contact: Dana Dentice, (215) 988-1618. More information.

Property owners: please contact your local Tree Tenders group to apply for a street tree.

TreeVitalize Municipal/County Tree Tenders  Bare Root Planting Program

This PHS program is ONLY for municipalities and Tree Tenders groups located in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. Groups can apply for 8-20 trees to plant in public areas and along streets. Contact: Barley Van Clief, (215) 988-8793.

TreeVitalize Watersheds Grant Program

Led by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in the five-county southeastern PA region, the program focuses on tree planting along stream corridors, adjacent upland areas, headwaters, and “naturalized” stormwater basins.  Contact: Bob Adams, (215) 988-8795. More information.

Applications for 2019 are due November 9, 2018.

Free Energy Saving Trees

PECO, in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, gives away free trees every spring to its residential customers who agree to plant them in energy-saving locations. Get a free tree.