Host a Tree Giveaway
Under NYRP's guidance, partner organizations distribute between 150- 250 trees to New Yorkers at a two-hour event. Partners can expect two NYRP staff at each event to orient volunteers, demonstrate how to plant and care for trees, and answer any tree-related questions. Each tree comes with information on how to properly plant and care for trees, and NYRP will also provide materials for the partner's promotion of the event. NYRP coordinates the delivery of trees to the organization's site and covers all expenses relating to plant materials and delivery. Trees can be planted on residential lawns, commercial properties, community gardens, faith-based centers, or any other property that is appropriate for trees within the 5 boroughs. Please note that these trees may not be planted along streets because they do not meet NYC Parks/DOT's size specifications for those locations.
Hosting an NYRP tree giveaway is an excellent way to begin or continue greening a neighborhood. Any organization, for profit or non-profit, that has the capacity to give away at least 150 trees should apply. The most qualified organizations will have a desire to improve their neighborhood, and will dedicate time for outreach and recruiting volunteers for the event. Past partners have included schools, after-school programs, religious institutions, civic associations, businesses, and non-profits.
- Applications are now CLOSED; interested applicants should check back periodically.
- Please read the Tree Giveaway Planning Guidelines before filling out your application.
- If you have any questions, contact Rosemarie Miner via the methods outlined above.