And then make sure to care for it. The little tree planted in front of my apartment doesn't seem to be looking too good. Is a lack of any buds or leaves a really bad sign? I blame whoever did this.
Anyway, many of you - well, those who are homeowners - can do something about the air we breathe, the blocks we walk, and the heat we feel in the summer. The coops up my block look like they are getting some trees. At least someone has been cutting into the sidewalk in the shape of tree pits. If a coop board can get together to agree on getting trees, anyone can.
Here's how, according to the Million Trees NYC website (this link has a $20 coupon towards a tree):
There are many ways to get involved in MillionTreesNYC:
- Request a City street tree or street tree planting permit from the NYC Parks Department
- Count a tree I just planted
- Plant a tree in your yard or community
- Volunteer to participate in a neighborhood tree planting or stewardship day
- Learn how to properly plant, water, mulch, and prune trees
- Make a donation to support tree planting
Whatever activity you choose, this website contains all the information you need to get involved in MillionTreesNYC. Every tree planted and cared for is a bountiful gift to current and future New Yorkers.