Volunteer Stewardship and Planting Events

Every planting season, MillionTreesNYC engages enthusiastic, energetic, and environmentally–minded New Yorkers in volunteer tree planting and care activities in and around city parks.

forest restoration tree care

Join MillionTreesNYC for Fall Stewardship Day on October 25 to care for newly planted trees!

With over 900,000 trees planted to date, we are well on our way to meeting the goal of planting one million trees almost two years ahead of schedule. But planting is just the first step in enhancing and preserving New York City's urban forest. Tree care and stewardship are the next critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest.

This fall's MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Day will focus on caring for young forests that have already been planted as well as filling in gaps at restoration sites through additional plantings.

Help care for new forests at one of the following park locations on Saturday, October 25:

Bronx: Van Cortlandt Park, Raoul Wallenberg Park

Manhattan: Inwood Hill Park

Queens: Alley Pond Park

Staten Island: Clove Lakes Park


Natural Areas Conservancy

In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and conserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

Natural Areas Volunteers tree care

Natural Areas Volunteers Events

Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) supports the restoration and protection of natural areas through volunteerism and training. Volunteers help to make sure the reforestation trees planted during MillionTreesNYC events continue to thrive and grow into healthy new forests.


Learn more about our city's reforestation initiative. And don’t forget that planting is only the first step in keeping our urban forests healthy and strong. For information about participating in tree care for reforested areas or street trees, visit our Care page or events calendar page.

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