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 jurisdiction, the city focuses 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.
You do not need to be a property owner to have work done on a tree pit. If you are a retail lessee, a residential renter, an association or any interested party, you can hire NYC Tree Pit Services to beautify any street tree or surrounding bed.
We install tree guards fabricated from recycled plastic, steel or natural wood. Choose from more than 30 existing designs or talk to us to create a new look that reflects your personal style and preferred function. All of our designs comply with NYC tree guard standards.
Property owners may be liable for injuries incurred due to the conditions of their tree pit(s). This includes loose and uneven stones, stumps, and fencing that does not meet safety standards. NYC provides some protection when injury is due to tree-related sidewalk damage but does not protect against legal action due to other conditions.
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 solution, we encourage you to make a donation to the trust.