We’re Giving Away 100 FREE Trees!!

by Ryan Watson on

Together with the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Town Square, GWAPP is very excited to announce that we’ll be giving away 100 free (yes free!) trees at the Go Green! Greenpoint Festival in McCarren Park on Saturday, May 11th from 9:00am to 11:00am. The vast majority of the trees are considered “subway friendly” reaching more than 6 feet in height and are managable weight to carry in a hand cart. We’ll have a mixture of fruit trees, small, medium and large trees of various species suitable for growing in New York City. In order to recieve a free tree you must agree to:

  • Plant in one of the five boroughs;
  • Keep trees properly watered and maintained;
  • NOT plant your tree along streets, in city parks, in containers, terraces, balconies or on roofs.

So, if you have your eye on a particular species of tree (looking at you persimmon) sign-up for our mailing list to be the first to access the online pre-registration. Trees will go fast so make sure to sign-up early!

If you’d like to be one of the happy people giving away free trees to your neighbors, visit our “Get Involved” page to volunteer.

Ryan Watson

Ryan Watson

Originally from Los Angeles, Ryan is a relatively new but very proud resident of Greenpoint. He was drawn to Greenpoint by the strong sense of community and history of local activism. Ryan can be found at North Brooklyn Farms, the urban farm at the Domino Sugar Factory, which he co-founded or working in the 61 Franklin Street Community Garden.