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We Love Trees!

MillionTreesNYC provides tree care workshops year-round throughout New York City to ensure that newly planted trees receive the water and care needed to thrive in a harsh urban environment.

What is MillionTreesNYC?

MillionTreesNYC, one of the 127 PlaNYC initiatives, is a citywide, public-private program with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the City's five boroughs over the next decade.

Why Plant a Million Trees?

There are SO many reasons!

  • Trees help clean our air, and reduce pollutants that trigger asthma attacks.
  • Trees cool our streets, sidewalks, and homes on hot summer days.
  • Trees increase property values, and encourage neighborhood revitalization.
  • Planting trees help reduce the strain on our sewer system because they absorb and purify rainwater.
  • Street tree beds act as mini-gardens for local residents to dig in, get involved in the community, and play a very visible role in greening their own street -- and inspire others to do the same!
  • Trees make our city an even more beautiful and comfortable place to live, work and visit.

MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Corps

In April 2009, Mayor Bloomberg answered President Obama's nationwide call to volunteerism by establishing NYC Service, an initiative focused on heightening civic engagement opportunities throughout New York City. 

In keeping with this mission, MillionTreesNYC is proud to announce the launch of the Stewardship Corps, a citizen-based program channeling the power of volunteerism to urban tree care. 

MillionTreesNYC engages everyday New Yorkers in greening their streets by providing:

  • Accessible and free Street Tree Care workshops
  • Coordination and expansion of existing environmental and tree stewardship programs across NYC
  • "Train-the-Trainer" workshops to empower MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Corps (MTNYC StewCorps) members to educate new tree stewards through their local networks
  • Distribution of tree stewardship toolkits to all participating MTNYC StewCorps members who have adopted a tree
  • Adopt-A-Tree, an online space to locate young trees in need of stewardship, share tree care resources, and log service hours

Get Involved!

Since MillionTreesNYC kick off in October 2007, over 400,000 trees have been planted across the five boroughs -- over 2,300 in Queens alone!

Join the fun and help our trees!  Any New Yorker can participate in MillionTreesNYC -- homeowners, property managers, schools, community groups, block associations, and small business owners, just to name a few.

You can help by caring for street trees near your home, school, workplace, or place of worship -- check out Tree Care 101 or attend a workshop!  Community groups and organizations can help by hosting a free tree care workshop and assisting residents to become Tree Care Stewards in the neighborhood.

Want to learn more?

Visit the MillionTreesNYC website for more information about tree care and more ways to get involved.

Follow Queens Botanical Garden on Facebook and Twitter for updates on what we're doing and events happening near you! Check out the QBG Blog for posts on tree care and other events at the Garden.

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