Tree Giveaway this Saturday in Sunset Park

Maple Tree, 91 Marlborough Road, Prospect Park South, November 2006
Maple Tree, 91 Marlborough Road

Not much advance notice, but I just learned of this myself. The only Brooklyn giveaway date and location this season is this Saturday, October 18, in Sunset Park.

Via fellow blogger(s) in Sunset Park, Best View in Brooklyn:

1,250 FREE trees will be available for adoption by homeowners and community groups at select locations throughout the five boroughs this October. Trees will be distributed by New York Restoration Project (NYRP). Note – individuals and families are limited to adopting one tree per household; and all tree recipients are required to register their new tree at Interested community groups that can plant and care for 5-10 trees should contact before October 18th.

For residents who do not have their own yard to plant a tree, information on volunteering, educational programming and contributing to MillionTreesNYC will also be available.

A variety of trees of different sizes, including flowering and medium and large canopy (shade) trees will be available. Our horticultural staff will be present to provide advice on which species tree is best for your home.
Free Trees for NYC Homeowners and Community Groups in October (PDF only)

I’m curious to know what kinds of trees are available. I’m planning to plant two native trees in my backyard to replace the failing, weedy maples which I’ve had to get removed over the years. This giveaway conflicts with the Daffodil Project pickup, which is also this Saturday, in Grand Army Plaza.

Dates and Locations:

  • Saturday, October 18th – 9 am to 2 pm
    St. George CENYC Greenmarket – Staten Island
    St. Mark’s and Hyatt
  • Saturday, October 18th – 9 am to 2 pm
    Sunset Park CENYC Greenmarket – Brooklyn
    4th Ave. between 59th and 60th Streets
  • Sunday, October 19th – 9 am to 2 pm
    92nd Street CENYC Greenmarket – Upper Manhattan
    1st Ave. and East 92nd Street
  • Saturday, October 25th – 9 am to 2 pm (It’s My Park! Day)
    Atlas Park Greenmarket – Queens
    Cooper Ave at 80th Street
  • Saturday, October 25th – 10 am to 3 pm (It’s My Park! Day)
    Crotona Park Fall Harvest Festival – Bronx
    Fulton Avenue and Crotona Park North

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