Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Several months ago, the Green Alliance went through a long process to get trees in their community. Here is some information that will be helpful to anyone trying to do the same.
TreesNY, Sam Bishop
A nonprofit that works in NYC to help people obtain trees. This group was the one who finally provided us with 5 trees 11/2 in diameter and about 8 feet tall. They delivered the trees, dug the holes, provided education to the students and stayed with us through the entire process.
Samuel A. Bishop II
Trees New York
51 Chambers Street Suite 1412
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 227-1887
Fax: (212) 732-5325
Citizens Committee provides grant money ranging from 500 to 3000 that can be used to get trees.
Director of Neighborhood Resources
Citizens Committee for New York City
305 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001-6008
Parks Coordinator For your area. If you live in Rego Park here is the info
Hassan L. King
Northern Queens Outreach Coordinator
Partnerships for Parks
The Overlook, Queens Borough Office
80-30 Park Lane
Kew Gardens, N.Y. 11415
You can calll this number to get some information and the agency you can write to request a tree in your neighborhood.
Friday, December 12, 2008
It took over three months but we did it! TreesNY donated 5 trees, two arborists, and an educational coordinator to help P.S. 139 plant trees, educate over 120 kids about trees and tree maintenance and help us have pride in our school. The educational coordinator went into over 5 classes ranging from grades 1-5, talked about trees for 20 minutes, and took the kids outside and helped them plant trees. Arborists were on hand to answer questions and help install the trees. NY1 interviewed people from our school. P.S. 139 was on NY1 and had the opportunity to tell their story to all of NYC.