Greening The Bronx!

Trees New York has planted over 2,000 trees in the Bronx – one of our largest tree planting initiatives to date.

The objective of the Greening The Bronx tree planting initiative is to reduce building energy overloads and mitigate the urban heat island effect by shading buildings and impervious surface areas such as parking lots, playgrounds and walkways.

Since the beginning of the project, we have planted over 2,000 trees – one of our largest tree planting initiatives to date. This year, we made a concerted effort to plant trees near parks and playgrounds in order to provide children with safe and inviting spaces to play and recreate.

For example, we planted five large shade trees around the Virgina Playground and five trees around the Pulaski Playground. Both playgrounds are flanked by busy expressways, so as these trees mature, they will help capture particulate matter, improving the air quality near the parks.

We planted over 30 different species of trees, thus increasing the diversity of the tree canopy in the Bronx. Species include persian ironwood, bald cypress, tulip, dogwood and bald cypress. The planting locations include a combination of street trees and trees planted on New York City Housing Authority property.

Trees New York is now partnering with Bronx residents, schools and community organizations to care for the newly planted trees.

In 2022, we planted an additional 110 trees!