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Gardens To Visit
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Visit a PHS garden or landscape to help build stronger social connections with your community.
For Neighborhoods
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Explore programs that create healthy, livable environments and increase access to fresh food.
For Gardeners
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Engage with PHS on gardening, whether you’re an expert or a beginner.
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Tree Programs


Apply for a tree and make your block greener and healthier. PHS will work with you in handling tree permits, cutting sidewalk pits, and getting the tree to your neighborhood. Then you and your neighbors can rally together to plant and care for it. PHS partners with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to create community tree plantings. Throughout the year we provide education for the Greater Philadelphia region through PHS Tree Tenders.

Click here to navigate to the Treevitalize Watersheds Grant Program information. Explore how to apply for a tree in Philadelphia and surrounding counties.


Apply for a Tree in Philadelphia

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Step 1

Decide if you want a yard tree or a street tree. Download this flyer to learn the differences between the two.

How to get a tree planted in Philadelphia
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Step 4

Contact your local PHS Tree Tenders group to work on the application process. This must be an active Tree Tenders group with at least one member who has attended the Organizing Tree Planting Training.

find your local tree tenders group
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Step 5

If you're an individual property owner looking to apply for a street tree, fill out your application using the link below. Si necesita una aplicación en español para un árbol callejero, haga clic aquí.

Street Tree Application
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Step 6

If you're a PHS Tree Tender Group, download and fill out your application below. 

PHS Tree Tender Group Application
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Step 8

If your application is accepted, you will receive the following before the next PHS Tree Planting: a bare root tree to plant, cutting and removal of pavement as needed, and tree stakes and arbor ties. Free mulch is available at the Fairmount Park Recycling Center.

Questions? Contact the PHS Trees Team.