Curious about MillionTreesNYC? Do you want to learn more about it and play some fun games, as well? If so, you are in the right place!
Find out just what it means to have one million new
trees in our City. Test your tree smarts by taking a fun trivia quiz, or download the scavenger hunt map to play an outdoor game.
You can also find out what you
can do to help make your neighborhood greener.
What You Can Do
You can do a lot to help New York City reach our goal of one million new trees. You can:
- Sign up
to plant a tree - there are volunteer days in
the fall and spring planting seasons that are open to everyone and absolutely
free - just check our events calendar HERE. And bring a friend too; it's fun
to dig in together
a workshop or class to learn more about trees,
and how to take care of them.
- Adopt a tree that you personally take care of - water
it, especially during the hot summer months. Trees need 15 - 20 gallons of
water each week.
- If you have a dog, make sure he/she stays away from
trees to do their business - animal waste eventually kills trees.
- If you see an empty pit on the street that needs a
tree, TELL US ABOUT IT or call 311.
There are plenty of ways to get involved in MillionTreesNYC, so what are you waiting for?! Click around and have fun!
What Does "One Million" Look Like?
- The clear plastic case to the left is about the size
of a refrigerator and holds a million pennies.
- One million sheets of paper stacked on top of each
other would rise 375 feet tall - about the size of the 37-story Daily News
- One million people holding hands in a line would
stretch 1000 miles, or from New York to Florida.
- One million ants lined up head to end, assuming that each ant was 3mm long, would stretch 1.86.miles long.