Our goal

Greening Greenpoint is a three-year project launched in the Fall of 2015 that will develop and implement a cutting edge, comprehensive urban forestry plan for the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The project will increase tree canopy cover and  promote healthy, long-lived trees to increase the environmental benefits that trees offer.  We'll also train and educate community members to inspire a lasting network of stewards. 


The new trees planted in Greenpoint will eliminate 13,000 pounds of local air pollution and treat 787,500 gallons of storm water runoff annually.
A London Plane Tree growing in McCarren Park

A London Plane Tree growing in McCarren Park


Over the next three years we will:

  • Map all of Greenpoint's exisiting street trees.
  • Create a long-term Forestry Management Plan for the neighborhood.
  • Plant over 500 new trees on streets and in parks.
  • Install over 400 tree guards.
  • Plant bulbs, flowers and ground cover in tree beds
  • Enlarge around 675 existing tree beds
  • Give away hundreds of free trees for homeowners to plant in their yards.
  • Train and equip tree stewards from Greenpoint schools and the community to prune and care for trees.
  • Elevate the level of community engagement to create a lasting culture of tree advocacy and stewardship.