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

Thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who helped plant and care for young forest trees during our October 25 Stewardship Day!

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.

We are honored to have been joined by hundreds of volunteers who helped fill in forest canopy gaps by planting new trees, removed garbage and invasive weeds from growing forests, and helped mulch existing trees previously planted by volunteers at Van Cortlandt, Pelham Bay, and Raoul Wallenberg Parks in the Bronx, Inwood Hill Park in Manhattan, Alley Pond Park in Queens, and Clove Lakes and Conference House Parks in Staten Island!


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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View photos from people who participated in the past events.

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