Urban Greening

Planting Green Communities

Urban greening refers to public landscaping and urban forestry projects that create mutually beneficial relationships between city dwellers and their environments.

About Urban Greening 

Since the creation of our Urban Greening program in 1989, Capital Roots has planted thousands of trees and implemented many public landscaping projects throughout New York’s Capital Region.

Every spring and fall we involve dozens of volunteers, many of whom are high school students, in city-wide tree planting projects. Committed community members take pride in caring for the trees as they continue to grow in our region’s neighborhoods.

What are the benefits of Planting a Tree? 

Vibrant green spaces improve aesthetic appeal,increase property value and decrease energy consumption. Our Urban Greening projects are grant funded. This makes it possible for Capital Roots to provide property owners with trees at no cost.       

How Do I Apply for a Tree

If you are a property owner interested in having a tree planted on your land contact 518-274-8685 or Tara at gardens1@capitalroots.org.