Spruce Up Your Yard: Registration for Free Yard Trees Opens Today

They've got eight tree options this year — including nectarine!

Photo via Facebook | Tree Philly

Photo via Facebook | Tree Philly

Pssst: If your front yard has been looking a little drab as of late, we’ve got the perfect fix — and it won’t cost you a dime. Registration for free yard trees, courtesy of Tree Philly, just opened. New and improved yard, here you come!

Here’s the deal: Philadelphia Parks and Recreation’s Tree Philly program offers all Philly residents the chance to scoop one or two to two trees to plant in their front, back, or side yard, free of charge. All you have to do is register here, then swing by one of the program’s special events in April where they’ll give you your tree (it’ll weigh between 15 and 25 pounds when you pick it up) along with a free bag of mulch.

The free trees offered this year include red maple, swamp white oak, American hornbeam, pagoda dogwood, witchhazel, white fringetree, redgold nectarine and ayers pear. Yep: You could get a free nectarine or pear tree for your yard. How freakin’ awesome is that?

If you’re really into the idea of a free tree, but have zero clue how to plant one, no worries: When you pick up your tree, they’ll give you the lowdown on how to plant and care for it. Learn more about Tree Philly and register to get a free yard tree here.

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