New York City’s Urban Forest
Our street trees are living breathing parts of our communities (though they often go unnoticed). They bring us shade in the warm months, shield us from the cold in the winter, and provide fresh air for us to breath all year long. To better grow and protect our urban forest it is important to get acquainted with your NYC trees.
NYC Parks provides a variety of tree and sidewalk-related services to New York City, including street tree planting, sidewalk repair, tree removal, and more. If you know your service type and would like to submit a request, please use our online forestry service request system to do so.
Learn About NYC's Trees
Learn more about the millions of trees that comprise our urban forest. Find out how many trees there are in New York City, discover some great trees, or learn more about how to spot signs of the Asian longhorned beetle.
- Species List
- Leaf Key for Tree Identification [PDF, 1MB]
- TreesCount! 2015
- Young Street Tree Mortality
- New York Tree Trust
- NYC's Heritage Crabapples
- Great Trees of New York City
- Asian Longhorned Beetle Alert
- Tree Light Policy
Urban Forest Management Plans
In 2004, NYC Parks' Forestry division surveyed specific communities and parks, with an eye towards developing specific forest management strategies for these areas.
- Stapleton Community Forestry Management Plan
- Crotona Park Urban Forest Management Plan
- Fort Greene Park Urban Forest Management Plan
- East Harlem Urban Forest Management Plan
- Morrisania Community Forestry Management Plan
- East New York Community Forestry Management Plan
- St. Nicholas Park Forestry Management Plan
- Far Rockaway Community Forestry Management Plan