The New York Tree Trust

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The New York Tree Trust, a program of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and the City Parks Foundation, was established in 1994 to protect, preserve, and enhance New York City's street, park and forest trees. The goals of the Tree Trust are to foster public-private partnerships in urban forestry, raise public awareness of the importance of urban forestry conservation and stewardship, promote new technologies to enhance tree survival and advance innovative management tools, and revitalize historically and arboreally significant municipal trees.

Donations to the New York Tree Trust enable the installation of tree guards, tree planting, and sidewalk repair. The Trust works with qualified contractors who follow the city specifications and standards so you can be assured to receive the highest quality work.

To find out more information about the New York Tree Trust, please feel free to contact the Trust at or (718) 361-8101.

Tree Guard Installation

The Tree Trust offers several different tree guard designs for various tree pit sizes. You can use the Tree Trust’s Tree Guard Inquiry form to learn more about tree guards at your site. Once the Tree Trust has reviewed your site information, they will follow up with more detailed pricing and donation information.

View the Tree Guard Donation Table

Modular tree guard designs are available through a partnership with the local vendor Curb Allure

View the Curb Allure Tree Guard Brochure

Great Trees of New York City

The Tree Trust also maintains the list of "Great Trees of New York City." Originally developed from a citywide Great Tree Search in 1985, these heritage trees are symbols of New York City's urban forest.

Learn more about the Great Trees of New York City

Related Information

City Parks Foundation website

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