Gallery: MillionTreesNYC Has Surpassed Halfway Mark in Planting One Mil...

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is joined by NY Knicks Carmelo Anthony and other city officials to celebrate the halfway mark of the Million TreesNYC initiative by planting the 500,000th tree, a Pin Oak, at St. Nicholas Park in Harlem. Original Filename: 10-18-2011-BLOOMYC009.JPG

Great news! The MillionTreesNYC Project, which is one of 132 PlaNYC initiatives to green up the city, has already surpassed the halfway point in its grand goal of planting one million trees within the span of a decade. Launched in 2007 as a partnership between the city and Harlem resident Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project, the initiative aims to plant one million new trees in New York City to increase the city’s forestation by a whopping 20% and improve air quality as well as quality of life in general for city residents.

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