Get ready for TreesCount 2015!

Trees make our city cooler, our air cleaner, and our neighborhoods more beautiful. In NYC, trees need special care and attention to thrive and continue providing these benefits. Your participation in Trees Count! 2015 will help ensure a healthy and vital urban forest for our future!

Volunteers like you will help map and record critical information about individual trees on each and every city block. In all boroughs, we’ll be hosting mapping events, where volunteers can band together to do this important work. 

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About This Initiative

In working with MillionTreesNYC, NYC Service helps New York City increase its urban forest—our most valuable environmental asset made up of street trees, park trees, and trees on public, private and commercial land—by an astounding 20%, while achieving many of the quality-of-life benefits that come with planting trees.

To date: With the help of volunteers, MillionTreesNYC has planted over 930,500 trees!

 MillionTreesNYC—launched by the Parks Department and New York Restoration Project—is a collaboration of many partners, including:

  • Community-based and non-profit groups, City, state, and federal agencies
  • Corporations and small businesses
  • Developers, architects, and landscape architects
  • Private-property owners, and All New Yorkers

 NYC Service helps MillionTreesNYC to recruit volunteers for their Spring and Fall Planting Days and recruit New Yorkers for their Stewardship Corps. 

 Why Plant A Million Trees?

Planting trees helps clean our air, and reduce the pollutants that trigger asthma attacks and exacerbate other respiratory diseases. They cool our streets, sidewalks, and homes on hot summer days. Trees increase property value, and encourage neighborhood revitalization. And trees make our City an even more beautiful and comfortable place to live, work, and visit.

Let’s Start Growing!

MillionTreesNYC is more than planting trees—it’s a movement! Every New Yorker can participate in MillionTreesNYC, from homeowners and property managers, to schools and community groups, to block associations and small business owners. MillionTreesNYC empowers New Yorkers—just like you—to plant and care for trees through Citywide planting and stewardship programs, including:

  • Volunteer planting and tree care outings
  • Educational training and workshops
  • Arbor Day events

No matter how you participate, you will be planting a legacy when you plant a tree—an extraordinary gift to New York City for generations to come.