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Fall

Bring Street Care Training to Your Community!
Learning to care for street trees is easier than you might think. And now, you can bring a workshop to your community group for free. Read more…

The Mysterious Fall-Flowering Tree
In the springtime our parks are aglow with beautiful wildflowers and colorful blossoming trees, such as the familiar cherries and magnolias.  However, some of our native plants wait until the fall to bloom, including one small tree found throughout the parks of New York City.  The common witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) starts to flower when its leaves turn yellow and begin to drop. Read more…

NYRP’s Cherry Tree Project Keeps Growing!
In May 2007, motorists on the Harlem River Drive slowed down to take in a spectacular new sight—a sea of pink, white and red blossoming trees along the waterfront. To be exact, 106 cherry and crabapple trees were planted in winter and spring 2007 as part of New York Restoration Project's (NYRP) Cherry Tree Project. Read more…

Dewitt Stern Group Helps Plant Harlem Street Trees
On October 26, Million Trees NYC came to Harlem. Parks planted a Japanese zelkova tree, the first of thirty trees being planted along Third Ave and 108th Street.
Read more on nyc.gov/parks…

10,000 TREES CLOSER TO A MILLION
Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe, City Parks Foundation (CPF) Executive Director David Rivel, Partnerships for Parks Director Jason Schwartz, New York Restoration Project Executive Director Drew Becher, Assembly Member Ellen Young and Council Member John C. Liu today joined more than 350 volunteers at Kissena Corridor Park in Flushing, Queens to help plant 3,000 trees for It's My Park! Day. Read more…

Mayor Bloomberg and Bette Midler Plant the First of One Million Trees and Launch Million Trees NYC
Mayor Bloomberg and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) Founder Bette Midler today launched the Million Trees NYC initiative to plant and care for one million trees throughout the five boroughs in the next decade. Read more…

NYC's Empire State Building Goes Green to Celebrate Launch of MillionTreesNYC
To mark the launch of MillionTreesNYC, New York City's famed Empire State Building is going green on the evening of Tuesday, October 9, 2007. Read more…

East Harlem Tree Plant Day with Volunteers from the Home Depot
On September 27, employees from The Home Depot gathered in East Harlem to plant 39 street trees, contributing to our goal of one million. Read more…

Spring

Mayor Bloomberg Presents PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York
Sunday, April 22, 2007
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