Tree Giveaway in Central Brooklyn

April 20, 2011 at 6:27 pm Leave a comment

Want to adopt a tree in New York City?  Now’s your chance.

The Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, a community development organization that works to improve the quality of life in Central Brooklyn, will host a tree giveaway on Saturday, April 23, at Restoration Plaza.

A total of 130 trees will be given away to New York City residents on a first-come, first-served basis from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. One tree will be given away per household.

The tree giveaway is hosted in partnership with the New York Restoration Project and MillionTreesNYC.  Bloomberg Philanthropies and David Rockefeller also kicked in money for the giveaway.

Newtown Pippin Restoration and Celebration, an initiative to bring back a native New York City heritage apple – the Newtown Pippin, will donate 30 apple trees, including Newtown Pippins and other apple varieties.

Tree recipients will be required to fill out a tree-adoption agreement to adopt the tree. All but the apple trees are intended for planting on private property and cannot be planted along streets or in city parks.

For related posts on the Newtown Pippin initiative, click here and here

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