100,000 trees and counting: Get yours now

Some of TreePhilly's brood, pic by Emma Lee, via Newsworks
Some of TreePhilly’s brood, pic by Emma Lee, via Newsworks

Since Mayor Nutter has taken office, 100,00 trees have been planted thanks to the city’s TreePhilly program, Newsworks reported.

By 2015, the city hopes to see 200,000 more planted by offering free saplings to residents through the program, which offers trees for back, side and front yards only. Residents interested in planting on the sidewalk can apply here.

Property owners are allowed up to two yard trees, and religious or community organizations are allowed up to 10.

Additionally, TreePhilly will have a limited number of fruit trees available to residents who pre-register. During pre-registration, applicants can choose one of four pick-up events across the city in November.

The one pick-up location in South Philly is on Sunday Nov. 10 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Columbus Square Playground, 12th and Wharton streets.

Experts at the pickup site will show residents how to care for their new trees and how to pick out which species is best suited for their area. You can get yours by applying here between now and Oct. 31.

– Ruthann Alexander, @RuthannAlexande