NYC Tree Giveaway Spring Schedule
New York City seems to be on track to meet the challenge it set for itself in 2007: planting 1 million trees by 2017. The MillionTreesNYC campaign — part of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative to create a greener city by 2030 — has overseen the planting of more than 400,000 trees throughout the city since the tree challenge began.
MillionTreesNYC and the New York Restoration Project, a nonprofit gardening organization, have partnered with a variety of community groups to give away more than 3,000 trees to New York City residents this spring (see tree giveaway schedule below).
The trees are available to all New Yorkers for planting on private property, such as front and backyards, commercial properties, community gardens and faith-based institutions. They cannot be planted along streets, on rooftops or terraces, or in city parks.
The trees will be given away — one per household — on a first-come, first-served basis until supplies run out.
May 7, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Astoria Park; Parking Lot, 19th Street and Hoyt Avenue North
May 7, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Holy Cross Church School Yard, 2530 Church Avenue, Brooklyn
May 14, 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 174-10 67th Street, Fresh Meadows, Queens
May 15, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Site, Broadway and Mosholu Avenue, Bronx
May 22, 12:00 p.m. – 2: 00 p.m., Henry Kaufman Campgrounds, 1131 Manor Road, Staten Island
June 4, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Church, 198 Euclid Avenue, Brooklyn
June 12, 1:00 p.m. – 3: 00 p.m., MacDonald Park (Circle at Queens Blvd. & 70th Ave.), Forest Hills, Queens
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