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Asian Longhorned Beetle Alert: Public Tree Replanting

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The Asian Longhorned Beetle was first discovered in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in August, 1996. A $2 million replanting project, jointly funded by the City and the State, was completed in July 2000. Over 3,300 trees were replanted in Brooklyn's Community Board 1.

Through the MillionTreesNYC program, Parks continues to replant in areas where ALB infested trees have been removed.  The best way to ensure that New York City’s urban forest is resilient and resistant to a major pest or disease is to plant a wide variety of trees.  Parks continues to plant trees following the “right tree in the right place” idea and careful consideration is taken in planting host species within existing quarantine zones.

If you have lost a tree and would like to request a new one, please visit the Street Tree Planting section of the parks web site.

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