The New York City Street Tree Map is the world’s most accurate and detailed map of a city’s street trees. Through this map, you can explore our city’s urban forest, mark trees as favorites and share them with your friends, and record and share all of your caretaking and tree stewardship activities.
Our tree map includes every street tree in New York City as mapped by our TreesCount! 2015 volunteers, and is updated daily by our Forestry team. On the map, trees are represented by circles. The size of the circle represents the diameter of the tree, and the color of the circle reflects its species. You are welcome to browse our entire inventory of trees, or to select an individual tree for more information.
The map only shows trees that grow on land under the jurisdiction of NYC Parks. This includes trees planted along sidewalks or other public rights-of-way. You might not see trees that are planted on rights-of-way maintained by the NYC Department of Transportation, or by the state or federal government. You will also not see trees planted on private property.
When browsing the street tree map at a citywide level, you will see the city broken up into boroughs, and upon zooming in further, neighborhoods. Boroughs and neighborhoods with more street trees are shaded with a deeper green. You can select a borough or neighborhood to find more information about its trees, including the total number of trees within the neighborhood, their species diversity, and their total ecological benefits to the city.
When you filter the map by species, you can find more information on the diversity of street trees within New York City. Each species of tree has been given a different color, and related species have been designated with similar colors. You can also filter trees by ranges of tree diameter and the sizes of the tree points on the map are relative to their size in real life.
You can add a tree to “My Trees” in order to mark it as one of your favorites. Doing so allows you to return to the tree quickly if you regularly record your care, makes it easier for you to share information about the tree with your friends, and best of all, it lets you show the world how much you love your tree!
Do you want to show your love for our city’s trees! It’s easy! Just select a tree, click on the “Record Your Care” button on the tree’s page, and let us know the date, length, and type of stewardship activity you participated in. Your work will be reflected and kept in the permanent history of that tree.
If you want to learn more about getting involved with our trees as a steward or a Super Steward, visit our Stewardship page for more details. You can also check out our Tree Care Tips to get started on your own.
Find out how you can help trees, parks, and facilities in your neighborhood, and join your community in supporting your parks and outdoor spaces by subscribing to the NYC Parks Volunteering email newsletter. Our Nature & Outdoors newsletter helps you explore New York City’s wild side with hikes, activities, and updates about local plants and animals.
Information for the street tree map was gathered with the help of thousands of volunteers through TreesCount! 2015, our citywide tree census. Volunteers used the TreeKIT mapping method to produce accurate measurements of our street trees, including identifications of species and tree diameter. We thank all of our volunteers for their support.
We know that trees improve the environment and the health of a city in measurable ways. Trees can capture storm water runoff, reduce energy costs, and make the air less polluted and easier to breathe. We can calculate the benefits that each tree provides to the people of New York City based on a formula developed by the Center for Urban Forest Research. The benefits each tree provides varies based upon its species, size, and location.
As longtime stewards of New York City’s trees, we understand that community participation is essential in maintaining urban forests. That’s why we are providing tools to developers to help build on our Tree Map platform and data for use in New York City and around the world. Visit our developers page to learn more technical details about the Street Tree Map and how to use the source code and tree data in your own applications.
The Street Tree Map is an evolving tool for NYC Parks and New York City residents and your feedback is welcome as we continue to develop it. Please visit use our Feedback form to let us know your suggestions and ideas for improving the map or to let us know about any issues you run into using it.