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.

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Thanks to all the volunteers who participated during our Fall Stewardship and Planting Events!

MillionTreesNYC has reached our goal of planting one million trees two years ahead of schedule and we could not have accomplished our mission without the help of tens of thousands of volunteers! 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.

On Saturday, October 24, several hundred New Yorkers helped care for young trees at forest restoration sites within Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.

In spring 2016 we will be hosting additional tree care and planting opportunities but until then, participate during one of our many winter stewardship projects!


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

Additional Stewardship Opportunities

The NYC Parks Stewardship Team 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.


Photo Galleries

View photos from people who participated in the past events.

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