Photo of the tree canopy in fall

City of Forest Day Tree Planting

October 14, 2023

9–11:30 a.m. & 1–3:30 p.m. | At the Garden

Presented by Forest for All NYC in partnership with the Parks and Open Space Partners – NYC Coalition and NYC Parks, City of Forest Day is an annual day of activities across the city to raise awareness of the importance of the New York City urban forest, and the essential role New Yorkers play every day in caring for the “lungs” of our city.

NYBG has partnered with the US Forest Service on a study to assess the success of oak restoration across the Northeast. In partnership with the US Forest Service, during NYC City of Forest Day, 400 of the 2,000 oak trees grown and cared for by NYBG will be planted in canopy gaps throughout the Thain Family Forest. Volunteers will plant trees as part of this study, helping to maintain the health of our local forests and contributing regional forest restoration efforts.

Learn more at the Forest For All NYC Coalition: City of Forest Day website

NYBG grounds admission fee will be waived for confirmed participants.