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MillionTreesNYC is an innovative, public-private initiative with an important and ambitious goal – to plant and care for one million new trees across the city’s five boroughs. Led by New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks), the initiative not only maintained momentum, it sped up—two years ahead of its original schedule and is now set to complete by 2015.

New York City has always been a place where even the biggest ideas can become reality, and there's no better example of this than MillionTreesNYC. In partnership with NYRP and with the volunteer participation of thousands of New Yorkers, we will plant one million new trees throughout the five boroughs in just ten years - proof that no dream is too big in the Big Apple! Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg

MillionTreesNYC brings the many environmental, health, social and economic benefits that trees provide to all facets of city life. It has become a citywide movement that is engaging and energizing New Yorkers of every background and interest in not only planting trees and fostering greater respect for the city’s urban forest, but in volunteerism, environmental education and public policies that will lead to a more beautiful, healthy and more sustainable New York City.

We fulfill our commitment primarily through two ways during the spring and fall seasons:

  • Directly planting the trees alongside community and corporate volunteers.
  • Providing free trees to New Yorkers to plant trees in their back or front yards.

MillionTreesNYC is generously supported by lead sponsors TD Bank and Toyota. Supporting sponsors include Con Edison, and JetBlue Airways.