A great street tree and tree pit can help grow your property value, minimize liability, reduce energy consumption, improve air quality, reduce storm water run-off and support the emotional well-being of neighborhood residents and customers.
Though tree pits are within NYC's physical jurisdiction, the city prioritizes its limited resources on safety matters and under-served communities. NYC strongly encourages residents and businesses to take charge of creating beautiful and functional tree pits.
Each project is unique from start to end. Our prices are clearly quoted after a member of our team evaluates the current conditions and better understands your needs and budget.
No. Though we encourage you to inform and collaborate with the owners of the adjacent property, it is not required. Any interested party can hire NYC Tree Pit Services to beautify or maintain any street tree or tree pit.
We install tree guards fabricated from recycled plastic, steel and wood. Choose from more than 30 existing designs or talk to us to create a new look that reflects your personal style. We create unique benches and planters that integrate with your tree and garden.
Property owners are generally responsible for ensuring safe conditions of their sidewalks and tree pits, even though they are public property. Dangers include loose and uneven paving, stumps, flimsy fencing and other tripping hazards.
New York Tree Time (formerly the NY Tree Trust) is a program that shares our mission of greening New York City. It aims to protect, preserve and enhance New York City's trees in parks, streets and forests. If you are seeking a more tax-effective option, we encourage you to make a donation to the trust.
When a street tree must be removed to make way for development, the city permits several replacement trees to be planted in lieu of paying a sizable fee. If you need to remove a street tree to progress your project, call us to find out how we can save you money.
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