Monday, April 28, 2008

The Accidental Volunteer

In a borough as vast as Brooklyn, one never knows what lies around the next bend. Fellow challenge member, Angie Nelson, stumbled upon The Million Trees NYC in her Greenpoint neighborhood. Eager to green her city Angie inquired about helping out and eager to have volunteers, Million Trees NYC welcomed her swiftly. She spent a few hours planting trees with the green movement's diva Bette Milder. So Brooklynites keep your eyes open for The Million Trees movement, you too can spend a small amount of time making a huge difference in your own city. And the best part is Angie now has her own tree to go and visit! Speaking of taking care of your own tree...

1,200 Free Trees Available to NYC Homeowners and Families in May!

Adopt your FREE tree in May at the following locations:

• Sunday, May 4 – 8 am to 2 pm
Inwood CENYC Greenmarket – Upper Manhattan Isham St – Seaman & Cooper

• Saturday, May 10 – 8 am to 2 pm
Grand Army Plaza CENYC Greenmarket – Brooklyn Prospect Park NW Entrance

Limited quantities of the following species of trees will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis: Red Bud,Dogwood, Cherry, Crabapple, Service Berry, Linden, Sweetgum, Oak, Tulip Poplar and Buckeye.

Note – individuals and families are limited to adopting one tree per household and required to register their new tree at
NYRP horticulture specialists will be on hand to provide instruction on proper tree planting and maintenance techniques. For CENYC Greenmarket and Environmental Fair participants who do not have their own yard to plant a tree, information on volunteering, educational programming and contributing to MillionTreesNYC will
also be available.

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