Stay tuned for details about City of Forest Day 2024! 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.

 

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(Photos) Park Pitch In Brooklyn ©Prospect Park Alliance. A child’s “thank you” note to a tree in Jackson Heights, Queens ©Sarah Balistreri, Trees New York. Seton Falls Park Forest Restoration in the Bronx ©NYC Parks. Trail maintenance with Staten Island Greenbelt ©NYC Parks.

Here are some ways that you can help care for the urban forest year-round:

When visiting the urban forest, please remember to:

  • Keep our urban green spaces clean – including our street tree beds, public parks, community gardens and woodlands.
  • Avoid climbing or hanging hammocks or other objects on trees.
  • Stay on marked paths in parks and natural forested (woodland) areas.
  • Keep dogs always leashed in woodland areas to protect sensitive wildlife areas.
  • Enjoy flowers with your eyes, but do not pick blooms.
With gratitude to The Nature Conservancy, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Trees New York, Madison Square Park Conservancy, City Parks Foundation, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Prospect Park Alliance for their thoughtful leadership and support in planning City of Forest Day.
Forest for All NYC is convened and facilitated by The Nature Conservancy. The Nature Conservancy also expresses appreciation to every organization that is hosting an event for City of Forest Day, and to our generous funders who made the inaugural City of Forest Day and the on-going work of Forest for All NYC possible: The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and Con Edison.