MTNYC Event Registration

Tree Talks with Parkies and Friends: MillionTreesNYC Lecture Series

Join us for a lecture series celebrating all the intricacies, challenges and decisions involved in urban forestry in New York City! All lectures take place in the Arsenal Building 3rd Floor Gallery, at 830 5th Ave. (at East 64th Street), Manhattan. Please register in advance for each lecture you plan to attend.

 MLK Boulevard, Bronx
Tuesday August 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Nave Strauss, Forester, presents: How Parks Procures and Plants Street Trees

Learn all about how Parks Department staff inspect and choose trees to be planted along sidewalks, and the steps involved in choosing the right planting location for each tree.

Tuesday August 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Matthew Stephens, Director of Street Tree Planting, presents: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the First 5 Years of a Tree's Life: A Journey Detailing Where Our Street Trees Come From and the Work that Goes Into Them

Listen to an overview of how street trees are propagated and where they are grown; specific information will be presented on the materials and methods used to grow NYC street trees and their development over the first five years of a trees life before they are planted along City streets. 

Thursday August 29, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Matthew Wells, Director of Tree Preservation and Wister Dorta, Forestry Permit Manager, present: Planning for the Protection and Planting of Street Trees in New Private Development Projects

Learn how the Parks Department works with private construction companies to ensure the careful planting and protection of trees in developed areas.

Are you interested in learning about other areas of urban tree planting? Please email us at with any suggestions.

Registration is now closed.