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Plant Trees in NYC Parks

October 16 - October 29, 2021

Plant Trees in NYC Parks

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In collaboration with Natural Areas Conservancy and accompanying Ghost Forest, Madison Square Park Conservancy and artist Maya Lin will coordinate the planting of 1,000 trees and shrubs in five public parks throughout October. 

Volunteers will plant native and climate-adapted trees that will make our parks more resilient to climate change over time. Over the course of ten years, the 1,000 trees and shrubs planted will absorb 60.5 metric tons of carbon emissions, offsetting tenfold the 5.6 metric tons of carbon emissions produced by shipping and installing Ghost Forest.

Sign up to plant trees in your local park

October 16 | 9 AM – 12 PM | Riverside Park, Manhattan

Registration is full.

October 19 | 9 AM – 12 PM | Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Registration is full.

October 23 | 9 AM – 12 PM | Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx

Registration is full.

October 26 | 10 AM – 1 PM | Forest Park, Queens

Meet at forested eastern section of park at Forest Park Drive and the entrance of the Blue Trail located just past the bridge over the rail line. 

Due to the rain, this event is being postponed to Thursday, October 28.

Sign Up

October 29  | 9 AM – 12 PM | La Tourette Park, Staten Island

Meet at Greenbelt Nature Center 

Sign Up

Leadership support for Ghost Forest and accompanying public programs is generously provided by The Ruth Stanton Foundation.

Please wear sturdy, closed toe shoes; long pants and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring water and a snack. Gloves and equipment will be provided. Event staff will show you how to properly dig a hole and plant the trees. Since this activity requires tools and some lifting, please do not bring unsupervised children or pets. 

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