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PHS Tree Hub

Your one-stop shop for all PHS provided information and guidelines for organizing safe and fun tree plantings. This page is intended for group planting committees and leaders.

Spring 2024 Distribution & Planting

Tree Unloading and Pickups 

  • Trees arrive Tuesday, April 16th 
  • Pickups are scheduled for April 17th - 19th  
  • Schedule your tree pickup timeslot at the link below first come first served). You will be contacted with your confirmed timeslot in April.


  • We need help at the warehouse setting up, (un)loading and processing trees, and breaking down on Monday, April 15 - Friday, April 19. 

Timeline & Important Tasks


February 13th, 2024

TreeVitalize Municipalities (County) tree application period of Spring 2024

March 8th, 2024

Provide PHS with your planting event(s) details and volunteer recruitment request.

Request Form

March 14th, 2024

Training: Organizing a Community Tree Planting Q&A Session 
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (virtual)

Register Here

March 15th, 2024

Schedule your tree pickup timeslot.

Schedule Your Pickup

March 21st, 2024

Invite planters to register. VolunteerHub event signup links will be emailed to volunteer managers, contact The Trees Team at [email protected].

3- 10 business days before planting day

PA 1 Calls before digging, organize tools/supplies, final reminders to tree recipients/volunteers/leaders.

April 3rd, 2024

Training: Bare Root Planting Crew Leader Workshop 
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (virtual).

Register Here

April 17th- 19th, 2024

Tree Pickup

April 18th - 22nd, 2024

Tree Planting: Doublecheck trees were planted properly (root flare visible at soil grade, staked/tied - no strangling knots), mulched, and Tree Diapers hydrated and installed (if applicable) or tree adequately watered.

May 3rd, 2024

Philly Street tree applications for Fall Spring 2024 are due.  See Application Hub for instructions and forms. 

May 10th, 2024

Submit your planting attendance and any signed paper waivers (more details here).

Share your most inspiring tree stories, photos, and videos with PHS. Upload up to 5 images/videos here.

May 31st, 2024

Non-Philly Groups ONLY: Map your trees in the PHS Urban Forest Cloud or email [email protected] for a spreadsheet template (Philly trees are mapped by PHS)

May- December 2024

WATER WATER WATER (see tree recipient watering letter in English and Spanish).

For Philadelphia Groups

Tree Application Approvals and Planting List


Philly Mulch Certificates 

Free mulch is available at the Fairmount Park Organic Recycling Center at 3850 W. Ford Rd. At the link below, each group has a mulch certificate to present at the Recycling Center.

Tree Recipient Handouts