New program offers Sunnysiders trees

Michael Gianaris

December 08, 2011

Sunnyside Post wrote about the need for more greenery in Sunnyside and Woodside. Senator Gianaris hopes initiatives will be made to plant more trees on Queens Boulevard, where some have already been planted due to his urging.

Sunnyside and Woodside residents who want trees planted on their streets have two options, according to Kyle Richard, community coordinator with the New York City Parks Foundation.

Place a request with the City Parks Department to request a tree; or get 6 to 8 residents together and request trees from the Greening Western Queens fund.


In September, State Sen. Mike Gianaris spoke to the Parks Dept. and urged them to plant trees in this area—since, he said, it lacks sufficient greenery.

“So far some trees have been planted on Queens Blvd., which is a sign they have taken note of our request,” Gianaris said.

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