What is MillionTreesNYC?
There are currently 5.2 million trees in New York City, but it’s not enough to sustain a growing population. That’s exactly why the MillionTreesNYC initiative was created. As one of the 127 goals set forth under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s PlaNYC, it 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 by 2017. MillionTreesNYC – led by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) – is a collaboration of many partners, including: Community-based and non-profit groups, City, State, and Federal agencies, Corporations and small businesses, Developers, architects and landscape architects, Homeowners and private land owners, All New Yorkers