Caring for Street Trees and Greenstreets
You can help keep the City's street trees and Greenstreets in good condition. The following tree care tips have been provided by the Citizen Stewards for Young Trees and Greenstreets, a training program offered by Partnerships for Parks in partnership for the New York Tree Trust.
MillionTreesNYC provides free instruction and resources in tree care. Find out how to care for young street trees, adopt trees in your community, and take a free tree care workshop. Give a little TreeLC and help maintain our urban forest!
Watering is the most important thing you can do for your street tree or greenstreet.
If weeds are left untended, they will ultimately kill some plants and stress others. Thus weeds should be removed from greenstreets and street tree pits as frequently as possible.
Keeping a site free of litter not only ensures its place as a community asset, it reduces the amount of stress placed on the plants…
- Tree Pit Care
It is essential to create as nurturing a tree pit as possible. In addition to above-ground threats, tree roots must also contend with tough below-ground conditions.
- Tree Bed Safety
Removing constricting concrete and maintaining soil levels can keep our sidewalks safe and our city’s trees healthy.
- Tree Guards
Installing a tree guard around the perimeter of a tree bed provides a physical barrier between the tree and our sometimes harsh urban environment.
Perennials, annuals and bulbs are beautiful additions to a tree pit, as long as you remember that the tree's health comes first.
Caring for Street Trees & Greenstreets