Tree Giveaway Returning to MacDonald Park

Hundred new trees will green neighborhood for third time.

Residents have twice had the opportunity to get free trees in Forest Hills, courtesy of the Million Trees NYC initiative. 

This weekend, they'll get another shot to give a sapling a new home.

The Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance Foundation and the New York Restoration Project are giving away another 100 trees to give to homeowners in the neighborhood, in an attempt to put the 'forest' back in Forest Hills after the 2010 macroburst.

"Some trees may end up in highly dense neighborhoods, but that is not a problem, since none of us live in a vacuum," said James Trent, an event organizer. "Trees improve air quality and beautify the city for all.”

Residents who want a chance to take home a tree to plant in their should arrive at MacDonald Park before 1 p.m. on Sunday, or they can reserve a tree online at www.nyrp.org/QueensTrees. The group has just 100 trees to giveaway this weekend, so move quickly. 

“This fall, New Yorkers not only get to take a tree home, but they get to see the urban nature in its most festive state," said Mike Mitchell, of the New York Resoration Project, another of the event's organizers.


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