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A Million Ways to Get Involved: Volunteer Planting Events

Kid carrying a tree.

Every planting season, MillionTreesNYC engages enthusiastic, energetic, and environmentally–minded New Yorkers in volunteer tree planting activities.

Fall Reforestation Planting Day

Our next volunteer reforestation planting event will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011 with additional plantings on Sunday, October 23, 2011 and Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

REGISTER for our Fall Reforestation Volunteer Events

Download the Fall 2011 Volunteer Planting Event Flyer.

Community Tree Planting Events

Join the MillionTreesNYC training program and GreenApple Corps to volunteer in your neighborhood and make an environmental impact! We will be hosting small-scale planting events in community parks in on October 25, November 12, and November 19.

REGISTER for a Community Planting Event

On Saturday, April 30, volunteers helped plant more than 20,000 trees at parks across the city! Scroll down to view photos from the event and from past plantings. Special thanks to RCano Events and Green Apple Cleaners for their generous support.

Learn more about our city’s reforestation initiative.

And don’t forget that planting is only the first step in keeping our urban forests healthy and strong. For information about participating in tree care for reforested areas or street trees, visit our Stew Corps or community calendar pages.

How to Plant a Container Tree (PDF, 1 MB)

We’ve received some great photos and feedback from people who participated in past events!

Spring 2011 Planting Event


  • Cunningham Park, Queens

  • Cunningham Park, Queens

  • Cunningham Park, Queens

  • Cunningham Park, Queens

  • Kissena, Queens

  • Marine Park, Brooklyn

  • Marine Park, Brooklyn

  • Marine Park, Brooklyn

  • Marine Park, Brooklyn

  • Pelham Bay, Bronx

  • Pelham Bay, Bronx
    Photo Credit Robin Skeekey

  • Pelham Bay, Bronx
    Photo Credit Robin Skeekey

Fall 2010 Planting Event


  • Indian Field, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

  • Indian Field, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

  • Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

  • Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

  • Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

  • Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

  • Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

  • Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

  • Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

  • Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

  • Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

  • Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

“It was a rich experience to work with others to improve the environment and quality of life in the city. What made it equally special for me was the chance to work alongside my teenage son and my girlfriend’s teenage daughter…[the] kids have known each other all of their lives, and that’s why it’s great that they are now taking part in an activity that has such a positive long-term affect on their future and the planet.”
Paula, via Visiting Nurse Service of New York blog
Volunteered in Marine Park, Brooklyn

“My family, friends & I had a fantastic time helping out and [would] love to do it again.”
Diana, via e-mail

“I had a great time volunteering with MillionTreesNYC last weekend and would like to learn how I can help more. I would love the opportunity to apply my skills to help with such a great cause!”
Tim, via e-mail