Every planting season, MillionTreesNYC engages enthusiastic, energetic, and environmentally–minded New Yorkers in volunteer tree planting and care activities in and around city parks.
Join MillionTreesNYC for Fall Stewardship Day on October 25 to care for newly planted trees!
With over 900,000 trees planted to date, we are well on our way to meeting the goal of planting one million trees almost two years ahead of schedule. But planting is just the first step in enhancing and preserving New York City's urban forest. Tree care and stewardship are the next critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest.
This fall's MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Day will focus on caring for young forests that have already been planted as well as filling in gaps at restoration sites through additional plantings.
Help care for new forests at one of the following park locations on Saturday, October 25:
Bronx: Van Cortlandt Park, Raoul Wallenberg Park
Manhattan: Inwood Hill Park
Queens: Alley Pond Park
Staten Island: Clove Lakes Park, Conference House Park
REGISTRATION FOR STEWARDSHIP DAY IS NOW CLOSED
In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and conserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.
Learn more about this reforestation effort
Celebrate the second year of rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy by volunteering to create a healthy coastal forest in the Rockaways!
In the fall of 2013, volunteers planted 20,000 trees in one day. Visit this new forest and help care for the trees. On Wednesday, October 29, volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your Technical Leader at the corner of Almeda Avenue and Beach 54th Street. This project is appropriate for adults and youth groups that are High School age and above, with a ratio of 1 chaperone for every 5 minors.
REGISTER FOR THE SANDY STEWARDSHIP EVENT
Natural Areas Volunteers Events
Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) supports the restoration and protection of natural areas through volunteerism and training. Volunteers help to make sure the reforestation trees planted during MillionTreesNYC events continue to thrive and grow into healthy new forests.
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 Care page or events calendar page.