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Spring 2011

Over 1500 Volunteers Help Plant Trees in New York City Parks
On Saturday, April 30, more than 900 volunteers at Marine Park in Brooklyn to plant 10,000 trees and 2,000 shrubs at the MillionTreesNYC Spring Planting Day. Other parks hosting planting events on Saturday were: Cunningham Park and Kissena Park in Queens; Wolfe's Pond Park and Conference House Park in Staten Island; and Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx. Over the course of the day, more than 20,000 trees were planted citywide. Read more

March 2011 Newsletter
Spring has sprung and MillionTreesNYC is buzzing with activity! Our March newsletter tells you about our upcoming planting events, free tree giveaways, tree care workshops, reforestation work days. Find out how you can get involved! Read the newsletter

Fall 2010

New York City Grows Greener By 20,000 Trees
Over 230 volunteers joined elected officials and community leaders to kick off Mayor Bloomberg’s MillionTreesNYC Fall 2010 Planting Day in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx on Saturday, October 23. Throughout the day, about 1,500 volunteers from all five boroughs planted 20,000 trees in various parks and natural areas, expanding the urban forest within weeks of the recent storm. Read more...

Mulch Ado at NYC Parks around the City
Volunteers helped hand out mulch promoted MillionTreesNYC during the 15th annual MulchFest on January 8 and 9. Mulchfest, a citywide event where Christmas trees are recycled by converting them into wood chips, helps MillionTreesNYC by providing mulch to keep the City’s newly planted trees, parks and green spaces healthy and beautiful. New Yorkers brought their trees to 70 locations throughout the five boroughs and were able to take home free mulch to use on trees in their community. Read more...

NY Jets' Kris Jenkins Lights Up Times Square for Trees
Kris Jenkins, 4-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman of the New York Jets, urges New Yorkers to plant and care for trees in the new MillionTreesNYC Public Service Announcement. The PSA, was displayed on Clear Channel’s “Spectacolor HD” digital billboard in Times Square at Broadway and 47th Street, Monday, October 25th through November 14th. Read more...

Summer 2010

ARBOREAL: A group exhibition
The Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present Arboreal, a group show of artists Barbara Andrus, Avy Claire, Nancy Manter and Adele Ursone. Working intuitively, and responding to nature and our fragile balance within it, they have produced a striking variety of paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures that relies on the shared vocabulary of trees. On view at Central Park's Arsenal Gallery September 17 through October 28. Read more...

NYC Restaurant and Parks Commissioner Share Recipe for "Cool" New Way to Keep New York City Green
Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe today joined restaurateur Danny Meyer and his team at the new Shake Shack on the Upper East Side (154 East 86th Street) to water the Honey Locust street tree outside the storefront, show how New York City restaurants are going green this summer, and encourage New Yorkers to water their local street trees to help keep their neighborhoods green. Read more...

NYC Parks Commissioner and Harlem Community Urge New Yorkers to Water their Street Trees throughout the Summer
Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe today joined New York City’s citizen tree stewards and members of Harlem’s Proyecto de Embellecimiento 137th St. Beautification Project in watering street trees and encouraging New Yorkers to do so during this current heat wave and throughout the summer. Read more...

Spring 2010

Sylven Landesberg Roots for Trees!
Check out our new PSA campaign featuring NBA draft hopeful Sylven Landesberg. Join Sylven and MillionTreesNYC by adopting a new street tree. View the PSA...

New York City Grows Greener by 20,000 Trees
On Saturday, April 24th, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Chief Service Officer Diahann Billings-Burford and Department for the Aging Deputy Commissioner Caryn Resnick joined over 130 New York City volunteers to plant trees in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx as part of MillionTreesNYC Spring Planting Day 2010. Read more...

New Yorkers Asked to Plant Trees and Volunteer to Celebrate MillionTreesNYC Month
To commemorate MillionTreesNYC Month in April, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) are inviting all New Yorkers to "put down roots" by planting a tree in their front or backyard, registering a newly planted tree online, volunteering for a community tree planting or watering day, or making a donationRead more...

Winter 2009/2010

TREE Fund Announces Partnership with MillionTreesNYC
New green jobs initiative will train students over five years, bringing together leaders from several aspects of the arboriculture industry for the betterment of students. Read more...

NYC “Green” Students Learn Safe Tree Care Skills from the Tree Fund
On December 10, more than 30 New York City youth in the MillionTreesNYC Training Program learned and practiced safe and proper tree felling skills on Randall's Island — including notch cuts, limbing and bucking techniques, and safety precautions — on large pedestal-mounted logs and downed limbs with experts from the sponsoring companies of the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund). Read more...


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