Every planting season, MillionTreesNYC engages enthusiastic, energetic, and environmentally–minded New Yorkers in volunteer tree planting activities in and around city parks.
Learn more about upcoming volunteer tree planting and care opportunities, including Natural Areas Volunteers Events.
Thanks to the 1,100+ volunteers who participated during the MillionTreesNYC Volunteer Planting Day Presented by the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL!
For two years, the Parks Department removed invasive plants to prepare Rockaway Community Park for reforestation. Then, last October, Superstorm Sandy hit this 253-acre park full force. We are grateful for all the great volunteer work accomplished toward creating a native coastal forest to restore this community park.
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.
We’ve received some great photos and feedback from people who participated in past events!
"Once again we had a wonderful time at MillionTreeNYC thanks to the great job you do in coordination. This year I took a team of 24 students and 4 adults from IS 51 Staten Island /Art_In-Action SASF. We had a wonderful and productive day. My group received many nice comments from the park staff. Look forward to do this again next year."
- Laura, Staten Island
"Awesome day with my ladies and gents! So blessed to have friends who care enough to plant trees in Queens with me!!"
- Anandi, Queens
"We were there too! I hear 5500 natives were planted by 300 people on Floyd Bennett Field."
- Wendy, Brooklyn Fall 2012 Planting Event