Register NOW for your FREE TREE!

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It’s time for another free tree giveaway with the New York Restoration Project (NYRP)! Trees will be available for pick-up at North Brooklyn Farms, 336 Kent Ave., Williamsburg on Saturday, November 2.

In order to receive a tree you must 1.) plant it in the ground within the 5 boroughs of New York City, 2.) keep trees properly watered and maintained, and 3.) you must not plant your tree along streets, in city parks, in containers, terraces, balconies or on roofs.

Important Information:
To receive a specific tree, you should register online. People who have registered for trees can pick their trees up between 11am and 12pm. People who did not register will receive tress on a first-come, first-served basis after 12pm. Additionally:

  • Limit one tree per address.
  • You may not change the species of tree you will receive after you have registered.
  • Providing invalid data will cause your reservation to be cancelled.
  • To have someone else pick up your tree you must provide them with a copy of your photo ID.

Available Tree Types:

Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)

Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)
The Serviceberry is a small, ornamental, fruit tree reaching 20′-25′ tall and 15′-20′ wide in 20-40 years, and is easy to maintain. This tree grows at a slow to moderate rate, growing as tall as 10′-20′ in 20 years, and reaches its mature height and width after 20-40 years. This tree requires full sun, partial sun/partial shade and moist, well-drained.

American Hazelnut (Corylus americana)

American Hazelnut (Corylus americana)
The American Hazelnut is a small, nut tree reaching 8′-15′ tall and 8′-12′ wide in 10 years, and is moderate to maintain. This tree grows at a moderate rate, growing as tall as 8′-10′ in 20 years, and reaches its mature height and width after 10 years. This tree requires part shade/part sun and moist, well-drained.

American plum (Prunus americana)

American plum (Prunus americana)
The American plum is a small, ornamental, fruit tree reaching 15′-25′ tall and up to 20′ wide in 10 years, and is moderate to maintain. This tree grows at a moderate rate, growing as tall as 8′-10′ in 20 years, and reaches its mature height and width after 10 years. This tree requires full sun, partial sun or partial shade and moist, well-drained.

Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
The Eastern Redbud is a small, ornamental tree reaching 20′-30′ tall and 25′-35′ wide in 20 years, and is easy to maintain. This tree grows at a moderate rate, growing as tall as 20′-30′ in 20 years, and reaches its mature height and width after 20 years. This tree requires full sun, part sun/part shade and occasionally wet, well-drained.

To receive a specific tree, you should register online. in advance. Quantities are limited!

Big thanks to New York Restoration Project and North Brooklyn Farms for making this event happen!

GWAPP

GWAPP

The Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks & Planning, Inc. ("GWAPP") is a not-for-profit group, 501(c)(3), comprised of individuals, community organizations, religious institutions, and concerned citizens from the Greenpoint-Williamsburg communities dedicated to the development of parks and public access on the Greenpoint waterfront.

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