Sometimes, I dream of packing my bags, moving to California and settling down in a big house (that I can afford no problem, because it’s a dream, duh) with a giant avocado tree in the backyard. I’d spend my days eating avocado toast made with perfectly ripe avocados handpicked from my yard and watching Law & Order: Criminal Intent marathons. This dream may never come true (though I’m really hoping it does), but the next best thing to having an avocado tree in your backyard? Having a peach tree — that you got for free! And that, my friends, is totally manageable, because fall registration for TreePhilly’s free yard trees is open!
Each spring and fall, TreePhilly’s Yard Tree Giveaway program offers all Philly property owners the chance to snag one or two trees to plant in their yard for free. This fall, folks have their pick of Willow Oak, Sugar Maple, Sugarberry, American Hornbeam, Cornelian Cherry, White Fringetree, Paw Paw, Elberta or Redhaven Peach and Brown Turkey Fig trees. Yes, peach and fig trees!
And getting your hands on one is crazy easy: All you have to do is pre-register for your tree here, then pick it up at one of TreePhilly’s fall events happening all over the city from October 5th through November 14th. When you go to pick up your tree, bring some muscle with you — you’ll be carrying home your new tree along with a free bag of mulch. And if you’ve never been known to have a green thumb, no worries: TreePhilly will give you the scoop on how to care for your tree when you pick it up.
Trees are limited, so if you’re hoping to spruce up your yard (see what I did there?), you’re going to want to pre-register stat. You can find more info and sign up to snag a tree here.
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