Congratulations to our 2021 Citizen Pruner Challenge Winners!
The Citizen Pruner Challenge is a fun and interactive, year-long campaign to connect with other Citizen Pruners and care for New York City’s street trees! To enter the 2022 Citizen Pruner Challenge, you must complete a street tree care activity and record it on the NYC Parks Street Tree Map. and join Trees New York’s group page on the map.
Create an account and record your tree care activities. Once you register, click I am a Citizen Pruner” and you can log the trees you pruned/stewarded directly to the map.
Don’t forget to connect with Trees New York’s Group page.
“Being a Citizen Pruner and using my fabulous new pole saw allows me to be an awesome urban warrior and fight for our trees. I love having this sweet tool to get the job done. You also get serious respect and lots of curious gazes walking down the sidewalk with it in hand. ” Lynn Tondrick, Citizen Pruner Challenge winner.
Volunteer stewardship activities include: Tree bed clean up and soil cultivation, Mulching, Tree Bed Gardening, Watering Trees and Pruning.