Million Trees NYC to Plant 1,000,000th Tree Soon in Bronx Park

Million Trees NYC | 09/22/2013 A tag on a newly-planted tree at Bath Beach for the Million Trees initiative. Kodak Ektar 100. Contax G1. Carl Zeiss Planar 45mm 1:2.0.
Million Trees NYC | 09/22/2013 A tag on a newly-planted tree at Bath Beach for the Million Trees initiative. Kodak Ektar 100. Contax G1. Carl Zeiss Planar 45mm 1:2.0.
Photo: dtanist

It has been 8 years the Million Trees NYC first launched in 2007 and 999,999 trees have been planted, just one shy of the final millionth tree. To help celebrate the milestone achievement, both Mayor de Blasio and former Mayor Bloomberg will oversee the planting of the millionth tree in The Bronx.

The former political adversaries Mayor Bill de Blasio and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, in a rare joint appearance, will oversee the planting of a lacebark elm at Joyce Kilmer Park in the South Bronx. The eight-year-old tree is 25 feet tall and weighs 6,500 pounds.

Originally scheduled for today, the Millionth Tree Planting Ceremony has been postponed for unknown reasons.

The planting of the One Millionth Tree, originally scheduled for Wednesday, October 21, has been postponed until further notice. We look forward to celebrating the completion of the MillionTreesNYC initiative at a later date.

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