MillionTreesNYC plants new trees on the public right-of-way through our street tree planting program.
You may request one or more new street trees to be planted in front of residences and commercial properties by indicating the specific address in front of which you'd like the tree to be installed and submitting a request either through New York City's 3-1-1 hotline or through the Parks Forestry Request system.
Parks Foresters will inspect the requested location to see if it is appropriate for planting. This system may also be used to:
- Report a damaged, dying, or dead tree
- Notify Parks of illegal tree damage
- Submit a report of potentially hazardous trees or branches (note: Parks does not accept individual requests for tree pruning)
- Let us know about an undesirable root, sewer, or sidewalk condition
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, or report ill, damaged or dying street trees, 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 3-1-1. 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@example.com to schedule one