Register NOW for your Free Tree!

by Ryan Watson on

On May 11th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Go Green! Greenpoint Festival in McCarren Park, GWAPP and Town Square are giving away 100 trees and you can Register Now to reserve your free tree! That’s right, absolutely and totally free! A huge thank you to New York Restoration Project (NYRP) for providing the trees.

The only catch is that you must care for the tree according to NYRP guidelines and the tree must be planted in the ground within one of the 5 boroughs.

The tree selections for this year are:

Asian Pear Shinseiki: Pyrus pyrifolia Shinseiki – a small; ornamental; fruit tree, difficult to maintain, will be 8′-15′ tall in 20 years. Should be planted in full sun and in soil that is clay; loam; sand; acidic; alkaline. In 20-50 years your tree will reach 8′-15′ tall and 8′-15′ wide.

Asian Pear 20th Century: Pyrus pyrifolia 20th Century – a small; ornamental; fruit tree, difficult to maintain, will be 8′-15′ tall in 20 years. Should be planted in full sun and in soil that is clay; loam; sand; acidic; alkaline. In 20-50 years your tree will reach 8′-15′ tall and 8′-15′ wide

Stellar Pink Dogwood: Cornus florida x kousa – a small; ornamental tree, easy to maintain, will be 10′-15′ tall in 20 years. Should be planted in full sun; part sun/part shade and in soil that is acidic or alkaline; loam; clay; sand. In 20-30 years your tree will reach 15′-30′ tall and 15′-30′ wide.

Sarah’s Favorite Crape Myrtle: Lagerstroemia indica X fauriei – a small; ornamental tree, easy to maintain, will be 15′-20′ tall in 20 years. Should be planted in full sun and in soil that is clay; loam; sand; acidic; alkaline. In 15-20 years your tree will reach 15′-20′ tall and 10′-12′ wide.

Register Now to ensure that you’ll have a tree to pick up on May 11th! They’re going to go fast!

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.

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