Borough President Richards is launching a new crowdsourcing campaign encouraging Queens residents to recommend locations in their neighborhoods where they think trees should be planted.

The campaign is supported by a $100,000 allocation by Borough President Richards in Fiscal Year 2023 for tree planting across Queens.  The funding is part of the “Million More Trees” initiative, a joint effort announced by all five Borough Presidents earlier this year to have the City plant one million trees by 2030.

Through Tuesday, October 18, residents can submit their suggestions for tree planting sites by filling out this form.

Recommended sites must be locations of empty lots or other neighborhood spots that are not paved over and are amenable to planting. Locations within existing parks are not being accepted at this time.

Submissions will be reviewed by the Queens Borough President’s Office and by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. Preference will be given to underserved areas that lack shade and suffer from severe heat zone effects.

The Queens Borough President’s Office is also interested in hearing from businesses and other organizations that would consider partnering with this initiative by contributing funds for the purchase and planting of trees. The office is also looking for landscapers and arborists who are willing to participate in the project.

Nuestros parques son los anclajes de nuestros barrios, donde nuestras familias se unen y nuestros niños juegan y perfeccionan habilidades sociales vitales. Para garantizar que nuestros parques sigan siendo la piedra angular de nuestras comunidades en las próximas generaciones, la Oficina del Presidente del Distrito de Queens ha destinado más de 128 millones de dólares en los últimos seis años a la modernización y mejora de docenas de parques y zonas de juego de Queens.