Through the tree giveaway program, NYRP provides organizations between 100 and 300 trees and staff to support the distribution of trees to NYC residents for planting on private property. The giveaway events take place throughout NYC’s five boroughs every weekend during the spring and fall planting seasons. Tree giveaways set the stage for discussions about urban soil conditions, precautions to take when planting, and ecological issues confronting the city. From Allegheny Serviceberry to Little Leaf Linden and everything in between, these trees provide a beneficial contrast to the gray infrastructure of the city. These benefits include providing shade, wildlife habitat, ecological biodiversity, storm water retention, food production, and natural beauty.
Turner, Claire and Mitchell, Mike
"Planting the Spaces in Between: New York Restoration Project’s Tree Giveaway Program,"
Cities and the Environment (CATE):
1, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/cate/vol6/iss1/5