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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Million Trees NYC is sponsoring a giveaway of free trees for New York City residents to plant on their property. There are several locations where they are giving away trees, in 4 of the 5 boroughs. Interestingly enough, there isn't a giveaway site in Manhattan. Strange... Each site has different types of trees that they are giving away, ranging from Magnolias, Dogwood, Pear, Cherry, Eastern Redbud, Katsura, and others. Here is a list of site locations. http://www.milliontreesnyc.org/html/programs/pdr_tree_giveaway.shtml One tree can be adopted per address and it comes on a first-come first-served basis. This coincides with their mission, "MillionTreesNYC, one of the 127 PlaNYC initiatives, is a citywide, public-private program with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the City's five boroughs over the next decade. By planting one million trees, New York City can increase its urban forest—our most valuable environmental asset made up of street trees, park trees, and trees on public, private and commercial land—by an astounding 20%, while achieving the many quality-of-life benefits that come with planting trees." Isn't this such a great program? Oooh, I want a cherry tree! I'll have to see if I have room on the property for one.