NYC Tree Pit Services was started in 2018 with the simple mission of improving the quality of life in New York City by bringing more green to a place that New Yorkers spend a lot of time - the sidewalk.
Streetside trees are so critical to making our city livable. They improve the quality of the air we breathe, cool our buildings and communities, keep our streets cleaner, provide a much-needed connection to our natural selves, and instill beauty and a sense of pride in our communities.
Yet so many of New York's street trees and tree pits are empty, damaged, dangerous and filthy. While the City does its best to provide preventative and emergency care, it simply does not have the resources to fully support nearly 700,000 street trees in the city. For most people, the process for improving street trees and tree pits can feel lengthy, bureaucratic and prohibitively expensive. This is the need that NYC Tree Pit Services seeks to fill.
We believe that climate change is the number one threat to human sustainability and feel strongly that commitment from the business community is critical to combating it. That is why we constantly strive to:
Above all, we donate 10% of our net income to non-profit environmental causes which share our mission, work to combat climate change and protect our planet’s natural resources.
When you work with NYC Tree Pit Services, you support a greener NYC and a healthier planet.
Karen Horvat has been contributing to the business community in and around New York City for more than 20 years. Within the financial services industry, she specialized in improving operational efficiency, project management on a global scale and executing complex business strategies. At HSBC, one of the world's best banks for sustainable finance, Ms. Horvat served on the US Climate Counsel, was a US Sustainability Champion and chaired the Executive Committee of Strategic Initiatives for the firm's gender equality resource group.
Originally from the Chicago area and the daughter of a contractor, Ms. Horvat is grounded with Midwest sensibility, has a deep appreciation for the challenges and opportunities of this industry and enjoys rolling up her sleeves both in the field and in the office. Ms. Horvat has a BS in Industrial Management from Purdue University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
NYC Tree Pit Services is a licensed, women-owned social enterprise. We believe that when organizations are run with diligence, mindfulness and a sense of duty, both the company and the community will benefit. Thought we work closely with city agencies, our company is not affiliated with the City of New York. This site is property of NYC Tree Pit Services LLC and its content may not be reproduced or distributed without the express written consent of its owners and members.