Trees in the Big City with New York Restoration Project
The New York Restoration Project's 2017 spring tree giveaway program was hosted by sixteen (16) organizations across New York City's five (5) boroughs. Trees were selected for adoption on the NYRP website and then shipped to each organization for pickup. Volunteers at each pickup location provided information about their adopted tree, proper planting techniques, and ways to make sure it grows into a healthy adult tree. Additional tree giveaway events will be help in fall 2017.
New York Restoration Project is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Founded by Bette Midler in 1995, the NYRP was originally tasked with revitalizing neglected neighborhood parks in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods across New York City. The NYRP are also known as a private partner of Michael Bloomberg's MillionTreesNYC campaign championing the famous planting of one million new trees across New York City before 2013. Together NYRP and Urban Offsets aim to plant 25,000 trees across the City's five boroughs by 2022.
People and organizations pick up trees based on proximity to their closest pickup location. Trees are then brought back to the owner's/organization's private property and planted according to best practices. Planting locations will be updated following the first tree inventory later in 2017. Pickup locations are found below in Planning Site Description.
The project trees have been planted across all the five boroughs of New York City. The donation sites were: SCA Riverbank, Eastern Queens Alliance, HomeDepot Woodhaven, Crotona Park, LES Ecology Pleasant, Ladies of Elegance, Bronx Works, ENY Farms, Edible Schoolyard, BPL Bay Ridge, Soundview Park, Home Depot - Starett City, H.E.A.LT.H. 4 Youths, NETS.
Properly maintaining trees in this project for 40 years is projected to generate 3,118 to 3,810 innovative and peer verified carbon credits.
Spring 2017PROJECT CREATED
New York Restoration Project initiated the 5,000 tree annual project.
May 2017PLANTING LOCATION FOUND
NYRP has ordered the trees and determined the give-away locations.
May 2017TREES PREPARED FOR PLANTING
NYRP attached instruction cards, and determined who would receive the give-away trees.
May 2017PLANTING EVENT!
NYRP hosted tree give-away events across the five boroughs of New York City.
June 2017PROJECT REGISTERED
Carbon credits are now available for project Supporters.
NYRP is accepting funding support.
Summer 20171ST INVENTORY COMPLETED
NYRP completed the first inventory for the community trees.
2ND INVENTORY COMPLETED
The second inventory date is 12 months after the planting date.
1ST PEER VERIFICATION STARTED
Peer Validation will occur 12 months after the planting date.
SUBMITTED AND FINALIZED
The review will then be submitted.