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New York Tree Trust

Great Tree Preservation

In 1985, the city embarked on its first Great Tree Search, seeking nominations from citizens in each borough for trees of unusual size, species, form or historical association. With the results of this survey and a grant from the Arthur Ross Foundation, the New York Tree Trust began its Great Tree program. The program includes an endowment for the care and protection of the great trees and the production of a guide to the city's great trees.

In 2000, we released the publication Great Trees of New York City: A Guide. The handsome guide, written and photographed by Benjamin Swett and designed by Toby Allan, updates the original Great Tree Walk guide published in 1990. The publication was supported through a grant from the Arthur Ross Foundation.

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