Philadelphia, October 10, 2012 – The deadline for requests for the second TreePhilly free yard tree giveaway program is Friday, October 19. Philadelphia residents can request up to two free yard trees by calling 215-683-0217 or visiting www.TreePhilly.org.
“Thanks to the efforts of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Wells Fargo and the Fairmount Park Conservancy, more than 2,200 Philadelphia residents were able to request free trees to plant on their property and enhance their neighborhoods this past spring,” said Mayor Nutter. “The fall TreePhilly campaign is on track to be just as successful. With only ten days left, I encourage all Philadelphia homeowners to call or visit the website to request their own free tree.”
TreePhilly, a campaign led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PP&R) in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and with support fromWells Fargo, directly engages Philadelphia property owners, businesses and neighbors to plant and maintain trees. This initiative includes a citywide yard tree giveaway, through which residents can request a free yard tree to plant on their private property. Wells Fargo is sponsoring the yard tree giveaway; both Wells Fargo and the Fairmount Park Conservancy provide marketing and promotional support for the campaign.
This fall, property-owning residents in Philadelphia are eligible to receive up to twofree trees per address. Property-owning residents who apply for free trees through TreePhilly’s fall program can select from a new list of tree species, including Sweetbay Magnolia, Serviceberry, River Birch, Sugar Maple, White Oak, Carolina Silverbell, Eastern Redbud, Black Gum, White Fringetree, American Smoketree, American Yellowwood and Sour Cherry.
Citizens can get involved with TreePhilly by planting and caring for trees on their property, volunteering for a tree planting event in their local park, or sponsoring community service days to plant and maintain trees. For more information and to request a tree, citizens can visitwww.TreePhilly.Org or call 215-683-0217.
About Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation promotes the wellbeing of the City, its citizens and visitors, by offering beautiful natural landscapes and parks, historically significant resources, high quality recreation centers and athletic programs, along with enriching cultural and environmental programs.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets.
Fairmount Park Conservancy
The Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion the Fairmount Park system. Its mission is to work as a collaborative partner to lead and support efforts which preserve and improve Fairmount Park to enhance the quality of life and stimulate the economic development of the Greater Philadelphia Region. The Fairmount Park Conservancy fulfills its mission by leading signature capital projects and innovative programs throughout Fairmount Park; by developing and leveraging resources for the park; and by promoting the parks’ unique assets and contributions.