Volunteer Care and Planting Events

Every planting season, MillionTreesNYC engages enthusiastic, energetic, and environmentally–minded New Yorkers in volunteer tree planting and care activities in and around city parks.

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Join us on Saturday, April 26 to help care for 20,000 young forest trees in natural areas of parks!

With over 834,000 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. Join us again on April 26 and help protect over 20,000 young trees!

This spring's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

Registration for our April 26 Stewardship Day is now closed as all sites have been filled to capacity.
Please consider registering for our planting events at Jones Woods Park or Wolfe's Pond Park or for upcoming Natural Areas Volunteers events, listed below.

group of young girls posing with a new tree

Participate during one of our forest tree planting events in natural areas of parks this spring!

MillionTreesNYC is hosting a series of three forest tree planting events open to the public. Help us plant new trees at Van Cortlandt Park on April 16, Jones Woods Park on May 17, and Wolfe's Pond Park on May 31 and remember: planting is just the first step to creating healthy new forests!


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.

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