Register NOW for your FREE TREE!

by Ryan Watson on

Fall is here and that means it’s time for another free tree giveaway with the New York Restoration Project (NYRP). The giveaway will be held on Sunday, October 13th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at the 61 Franklin Street Garden. In order to receive a tree you must plant it in the ground within the 5 boroughs of New York City.

There are 25 trees of each of the following varieties:

  • Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis) a small, ornamental, fruit tree, easy to maintain, will be 10′-20′ tall in 20 years. Should be planted in full sun, partial sun/partial shade and in soil that is clay, loam, sand, acidic. In 20-40 years your tree will reach 20′-25′ tall and 15′-20′ wide.
  • Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) – a small, ornamental tree, easy to maintain, will be 20′-30′ 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 years your tree will reach 20′-30′ tall and 25′-35′ wide.
  • Pagoda Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia) a small, ornamental tree, easy to maintain, will be 15′-20′ 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′-25′ tall and 20′-30′ wide.
  • American Hazelnut (Corylus americana) – a small, nut tree, moderate to maintain, will be 8′-10′ tall in 20 years. Should be planted in part shade/part sun and in soil that is acidic, alkaline, sand, loam, clay. In 10 years your tree will reach 8′-15′ tall and 8′-12′ wide.

Register now to reserve your tree for October 13th.

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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