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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks will close this afternoon at 6:00 p.m., effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers, and signage will be posted at all parks sites.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Request a Street Tree

If you are a property owner, you can have a tree planted on your street for free! Submit a Service Request through our tree service request system or by calling 311. After making your request, you will receive an identification number to track its status.

  • All requests are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Not all requests can be satisfied immediately and some may take longer than a year.
  • Each location you request is surveyed in person by a Parks Forester to make sure there are no conflicts with the surrounding infrastructure, and that the site is a suitable one for a tree to grow and thrive. If a site is found to be appropriate for a new tree, we will add it to a list to be planted during our next available planting season.
    View the street tree planting guidelines.
  • Requests can be made for existing empty tree beds as well as paved sidewalk locations.
  • You can make a tree species suggestion along with your request; however, the Parks Forester in charge of the planting will make the final species determination. Their primary objective is to select a tree that will grow safely and provide the greatest possible level of benefits to a neighborhood.
  • Trees are only planted during our two planting seasons: Spring (March 1 to May 31) and Fall (October 1 to December 31).
  • Parks does not plant on private property.

Note: This service cannot be used by individuals attempting to fulfill a City planting requirement.

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