The TreePhilly program will be giving away free yard trees — some with edible fruit — at an event at Columbus Square on April 12. Partnered with the Fairmount Park Conservancy, the program will distribute up to two trees to any household or up to 10 to a community group that has interest and enough space.
These yard trees must be planted in the ground (so all of you container planters are out of luck). Also, the trees must be planted on private property, no sidewalks. Granted, most houses around here don’t have a ton of backyard acreage, to say the least, but there will be sign-up sheets for the next round of street trees, which would be planted by the city sometime this year.