Million Trees NYC Is Back In Astoria!

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Million Trees NYC is a city-wide initiative that focuses on a shared goal: planting a million trees in New York City (pretty straight forward, right?)

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.

New York Anti Crime agency and the NY Restoration Project in cooperation with the “NYC Million Trees Distribution” are sponsoring their 4th annual Tree Distribution in Astoria Park parking lot, under the Triboro Bridge, on May 10th, from 10 AM to 12 noon.

Tony Meloni, Director of the New York Anti-Crime Agency

So, just in time for Mother’s Day, you can pick up a tree. TOMORROW. FOR FREE. Seriously, just stop by and grab a tree. There’s just one stipulation – it has to be planted on private property. So plant it in your backyard, in your front yard…in your neighbor’s yard (…with their permission). Anywhere privately owned! For more information you can e-mail Tony Meloni at Meloni25@iasny.org.

Million trees is a great organization, and having personally planted trees with them I can tell you it’s definitely a fun experience. Also, it builds muscles if you’re into that kind of thing. #gains. Shoveling is hard. But it really is an amazing, rewarding experience to watch a tree you planted yourself grow larger and larger every year.