Video: Hundreds Turn Out For MacDonald Park Tree Planting

Residents dig in with rakes, shovels and work gloves to restore beloved park.

Hundreds of Forest Hills residents woke up bright and early Saturday morning to help restore MacDonald Park after dozens of the park's trees were destroyed in the

The incident left a huge scar in the park, uprooting and tearing down or cracking the trunks of trees that were between 30 and 50 years old.

Now, thanks to MillionTreesNYC and JetBlue, the park is being restored, slowly but surely.

Diane Marie April 10, 2011 at 03:26 PM
wonderful event! please tell me who the singer was?
yunide April 11, 2011 at 01:30 AM
The singer was KTU-DJ and FREESTYLE QUEEN Judy Torres The weather was just perfect and the 1800 volunteers that came out to plant trees through our area was wonderful.
Elsie Vidal April 13, 2011 at 02:06 AM
The singer was Judy Torres.
Elsie Vidal April 13, 2011 at 02:08 AM
My first even sponsored by JetBlue it was very successful everyone was in one mind to help restore MacDonald Park. It was a very pleasant experience.
Cheryl Cuddeback April 13, 2011 at 10:59 PM
The Park's original dedication was on April 25, 1933. It was hosted by the MacDonald Family in honor of one of the brothers who served in WW1 back. Today the only clue of this fine family is the formidable bronze statue of Gerald MacDonald standing proudly in his army uniform. The MacDonald family is now dust in the wind. Their history is buried deep in library archives and what few family members are still alive. On April 9th, 2011, the park’s energy was vibrantly alive with good old-fashioned happiness. And all because someone was moved with love to honor a brother who served in WW1. The history may be forgotten but the spirit of the land lives. For more on the History of the MacDonald family, please read my article at: http://www.box.net/shared/cgd0o9s2j1#/shared/cgd0o9s2j1/1/38352522/587417600/1


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