DID YOU KNOW?
People need trees! Western Queens has fewer trees than other New York City neighborhoods. Trees are extremely important to urban neighborhoods as they cool streets and houses on hot summer days and block cold winds in the winter, reducing costs of heating and air conditioning. Trees are also natural air and water filters, cleaning pollution out of the air we breathe, making neighborhoods healthier, more beautiful places to live.
Trees need People! Trees need people to care for them to survive. They are especially vulnerable within their first 3-5 years of life. Plus, caring for them builds community around important environmental issues.
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!
As we plant trees through this project, we are engaging community members and organizational partners, helping them to participate in tree care, and connecting people to resources and each other. This will help to grow a community of tree stewards in Western Queens. Take a look at our tree inventory map by visiting TreeKIT which shows existing street trees as well as where there are opportunities to plant in the area.
As of Fall 2012 we have: