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 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.
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, a community organization 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 and natural 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 may be liable for injuries incurred due to the conditions of their tree pit. This includes loose and uneven stones, stumps and unsafe fencing. The city offers limited protection for tree-related sidewalk incidents but does not prevent legal action due to other negligent 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 your property is not eligible for a tree or you are seeking a more tax-effective option, we encourage you to make a donation to the trust.