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Evergreening The City

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This winter has been especially cold, grey and snowy and Trees New York is working to beat the winter blues by planting more evergreen trees!

One day last February, Trees New York's Executive Director, Nelson Villarrubia, turned the corner and saw a cluster of evergreens blanketed in snow. The beautiful scene swept away his winter doldrums and he realized he couldn't be the only New Yorker who craves color and vitality during the winter months. The Trees New York team agreed and Evergreening the City was born.

Trees New York's newest tree planting initiative provides us with rich green colors all year round, making our winters a little brighter and the growing season even greener. Evergreen trees not only add beautiful green hues and rich textures to our city streets, they also clean the air all year round, capturing airborne pollutants even during the winter, when particulate levels are often at their highest.

This upcoming April, Trees New York is kicking off the 2014 growing season by planting five evergreen trees in East Harlem. Trees New York uses tree planting events as a vehicle to promote environmental awareness. Whether planting a tree on public housing grounds or at a public school, every tree offers a valuable learning opportunity. Since 2005, Trees New York has planted 3,000 trees in underserved communities in New York City.

A thriving urban forest is invaluable to the overall health of our city. All of Trees New York's programs are designed to support the vitality of our city's trees - Evergreening the City also supports New Yorkers through our long winters.

Trees New York, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1976 as a volunteer response to city cutbacks in tree-related community services. Our mission is to plant, preserve and protect New York City's urban forest through education, citizen participation and advocacy. For over three decades, Trees New York has been at the forefront of environmental advocacy in New York City.

Contact Information:
Nelson Villarrubia
Executive Director
Trees New York
51 Chambers Street, Suite 1412A
New York, NY 10007
212. 227.1887 ext. 5
nelson@treesny.org
www.treesny.org

SOURCE Trees New York

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