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Oct 14, 2023

Learn all about what it takes to effec­tive­ly man­age the unique urban for­est on Gov­er­nors Island at For­est for All NYC’s sec­ond annu­al City of For­est Day, fea­tur­ing a vol­un­teer project and a tree tour! Reg­is­tra­tion is live at the link below. Please note: this event will be held entire­ly out­doors on Gov­er­nors Island, and is rain or shine. Please dress with the weath­er in mind.

Vol­un­teer Project

9:30 – 11am

Join the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island Hor­ti­cul­ture team for a vol­un­teer project to direct­ly stew­ard the Island’s trees! With over 120 acres of open space, we rely on vol­un­teers to help care for the land­scapes on Gov­er­nors Island. Vol­un­teers will pro­mote root health and sup­port our tree canopy through mulching, weed­ing, and rak­ing projects through­out the Island.

Reg­is­tra­tion is high­ly encour­aged. Please plan to wear appro­pri­ate cloth­ing for an out­door vol­un­teer project. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Tree Tour


Join Mal­colm Gore, Arborist at the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island, and Annie Bar­ry, an edu­ca­tor at NYC Audubon, for a walk­ing tour to learn about the Island’s col­lec­tion of 3,000+ trees, the Trust’s Hor­ti­cul­ture team’s efforts to sup­port this diverse urban canopy, and how they sup­port our city’s birds. 

Reg­is­tra­tion is high­ly encour­aged to attend. Please dress with the weath­er in mind.

City of For­est Day is pre­sent­ed by For­est for All NYC in part­ner­ship with the Parks and Open Space Part­ners: NYC Coali­tion, and NYC Depart­ment of Parks and Recre­ation. City of For­est Day is a day of activ­i­ties across the city to raise aware­ness of the impor­tance of the New York City urban for­est and the For­est for All NYC coali­tion, of which Gov­er­nors Island is a member.

Oct 14, 2023