Free Trees Make For Happy People

by Ryan Watson on

This past Saturday marked GWAPP’s first time participating in the New York Restoration Project’s free tree giveaway and it was a blast! We were very pleased to see so many North Brooklyn residents doing their part to make Brooklyn a little bit greener! A very special thanks to NYRP and Town Square for partnering with us and making the event such a success. Thanks to our dedicated tree adopters we gave away:

  • 25 Shinseiki Asian Pear Trees
  • 25 20th Century Asian Pear Trees
  • 25 Susan’s Favorite Crepe Myrtle Trees
  • 25 Pink Flowering Dogwoods

All of the trees that were given away will be planted within the five boroughs of New York City, contribute to the MillionTreesNYC initiative and will help to absorb stormwater runoff and preventing pollution from entering our groundwater and rivers. For those who were able to adopt a tree, check out this helpful care guide.

Disappointed that you didn’t have a chance to attend our tree giveaway? Have no fear! NYRP still has one more free giveaway happening this coming Saturday, May 18th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at 850 Grand St in Williamsburg. Preregister to reserve your tree today! And keep checking back with us about details from our treegiveaway next year!

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.