Every planting season, MillionTreesNYC engages enthusiastic, energetic, and environmentally–minded New Yorkers in volunteer tree planting and care activities in and around city parks.
Thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who helped plant and care for young forest trees during our October 25 Stewardship Day!
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.
We are honored to have been joined by hundreds of volunteers who helped fill in forest canopy gaps by planting new trees, removed garbage and invasive weeds from growing forests, and helped mulch existing trees previously planted by volunteers at Van Cortlandt, Pelham Bay, and Raoul Wallenberg Parks in the Bronx, Inwood Hill Park in Manhattan, Alley Pond Park in Queens, and Clove Lakes and Conference House Parks in Staten Island!
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
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
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.