Trees Not Trash is a neighborhood beautification project which started in Bushwick in 2004, in a once largely industrial area of Brooklyn that is becoming increasingly residential. Our mission is to transform neighborhoods into communities with green space, where people can take pride in their streets. Trees clean the air, provide shade for people and animals, and create a sense of well-being.
Since its inception, Trees Not Trash has focused on getting free street trees planted by the NYC Parks Department. So far, we’ve had over 2500 new trees planted, and look forward to having many more!
We are thankful to Citizens for NYC for their generous support, and proud to be the recipients of the Citizens for NYC Recipient of the Mollie Parnis Dress Up Your Neighborhood Awards. We are also grateful to Olympus Gardens for their guidance, the New York Parks Department for their help, and all the other community gardeners in the New York area who are working hard to make our neighborhoods as green as they can be.
For more info on our history, awards & recognition, please check out LOVE TNT page!
For more info on the newest branch of TNT, check out the TNT UK page, or email treesnottrashUK[at]gmail[dot]com