Over the course of two years, Trees New York planted 800 trees in the North 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.
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.