NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

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

Greening Stapleton: A Community Forestry Management Plan

Large Tree with Autumn Colors in Staleton

This document is a guide to the greening of Stapleton and the adjacent neighborhoods of Clifton, Rosebank, Fox Hills, Park Hill and Tompkinsville. The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (Parks) together with community residents developed a vision of a greener, healthier neighborhood. While the plan touches on many aspects of greening in the community, it primarily focuses on planting and caring for street trees.

This plan is informed by a detailed inventory of every existing street tree and all potential planting locations on the streets and in parks. Working with the community, Parks developed a strategy for increasing the tree cover the Stapleton study area. Overall, the goals are to increase the number of street trees from 2,476 to 5,050 or 100% stocked in 10 years. In April 2007, Mayor Bloomberg announced PlaNYC, a sustainability plan aimed at targeting 5 key issues of the city’s environment: land, air, water, energy, and transportation. As part of his plan to make New York City a model for the 21st century, Mayor Bloomberg announced the MillionTreesNYC Initiative. This initiative calls for planting 1 million trees within the next 10 years and coincides with the Mayor’s goal to increase NYC’s street tree stocking level from 73% to 100%. As a result, this plan serves as a practical guide to future activities and stewardship efforts in conjunction with the Mayor’s tree planting goals.


Greening Stapleton: A Community Forestry Management Plan (PDF, 26.7 MB)

Warning: This is a large files and may take several minutes to download depending on your connection speed. To decrease download time, right click on the link and chose "Save Link As"

Was this information helpful?