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Trees, with their large potential to sequester carbon and cool the city (greening 5 percent of Toronto’s rooftops lowered temperatures by almost one degree Fahrenheit), are an important aspect of addressing climate change and sustainability in NYC.

According to the book The City and The Coming Climate, urban trees repay their cost almost threefold due to their ability to cut electricity expenses, increase property values, improve air quality, and sequester carbon.

Attend the Tree Talks with Parkies and Friends lecture series to learn more about how beneficial trees are to NYC and how the city plans on harnessing the power of trees to address climate change and sustainability.

August Lectures:

1. How Parks Procures and Plants Street Trees 

Tuesday, August 20,  6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

A seminar on how MillionTreesNYC works with nurseries and contractors to procure and plant new street trees.

The Arsenal (in Central Park)


2. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the First 5 Years of a Tree’s Life

Tuesday, August 27, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

This seminar presents an overview of how street trees grown and developed over the first five years of a trees life before they are planted along city streets.

The Arsenal (in Central Park)


3. Planning for the Protection and Planting of Street Trees in new Private Development Projects

Thursday, August 29, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

This lecture discusses how to best plan and prepare for construction around street trees.

The Arsenal (in Central Park)


* Please RSVP to events at stewards@milliontreesnyc.org before attending.