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Million Trees NYC - A PlaNYC initiative with NYC Parks and New York Restoration Project
A Million Ways to Get Involved: Request a Street Tree

The Parks Department plants street trees, free-of-charge, on sidewalks in front of homes, apartment buildings, and businesses in all five boroughs. In order to request a free street tree please use the Parks Department's forestry service request system .

You can also plant a street tree on your own by obtaining a Tree Planting Permit. Due to certain street tree height and species qualifications individual street tree planting most often requires hiring a landscape contractor directly.  To request a free permit to plant a tree in front of your home, call 311. For one-stop planting and permitting, the New York Tree Trust will work with you on selecting the species and site and permitting and planting processes for a donation. Call (212) 360-TREE.

Once the new street tree arrives you can learn how to care for it by attending a free workshop offered by the MillionTrees Stewardship Corps. At this workshop you can receive a free set of tools and learn how to care for your new “neighbor.”Please visit the Community Calendar for upcoming workshops or contact us at [email protected] to schedule one