MillionTrees NYC Fall Planting Day – Come and dig in!

Join us on November 8th from 10 AM to 3 PM to make NYC greener and greater, by volunteering to help us plant 15,000 trees citywide! Planting projects will be held in Parks in all 5 boroughs. Please fill out our registration form if you are interested in volunteering.

Planting a treeAlmost one year has passed since MillionTreesNYC was launched by Mayor Bloomberg, and we are well on our way to planting 1 million trees by 2017 and to make our City cooler and greener. In the last year, Parks, NYRP, and many private partners planted nearly 100,000 trees, compared to 118,000 trees that have been planted by Parks during the course of the last decade. Over 30,000 trees were planted by volunteers in forest restoration sites across the city. This upcoming year we have two large-scale volunteer planting days planned: November 8, 2008 and April 25, 2009.

On November 8, MillionTreesNYC Volunteer Day, we will need the help of many volunteers to plant 15,000 trees in one of 10 locations across the five boroughs. We hope that you will join us to dig in and help restore natural areas across the City. We also need the help of advocates, organizers, and community members to help us support planting and caring for these young forests, so stay tuned for stewardship events and MillionTreesNYC Ambassador training sessions that will be organized throughout the year. If you would like to become more involved in planting or caring for trees, or organizing your community, please visit the MillionTreesNYC web site, check out our Community Calendar and fill in the get involved form or sign up to receive our e-newsletter. We look forward to seeing you out in the parks and natural areas of New York City!