Meet the Updated NYC Tree Map
The NYC Tree Map was updated and expanded in December 2022 to include more trees, natural areas, and inspection information.
The updated NYC Tree Map incorporates the requirements of Local Law 20, and adds a few other long-desired changes to the map as well. Here are some highlights of the upgraded map.
You might notice that the name of the site has changed from the “NYC Street Tree Map” to the “NYC Tree Map.” That’s for a reason! Thanks to teams of Parks staff and volunteers who participated in the 2016-2018 Park Tree Inventory, we now know the precise location, size, condition, and species of non-forest trees growing in our landscaped parks. We are excited to add more than 150,000 trees to the map, and invite you to explore your favorite parks or seek out new ones to see what trees are growing where, report problems, and record tree stewardship.
What about Central Park? As the map launching only includes trees actively managed by NYC Parks, Central Park trees will not be included initially. These trees are managed by the Central Park Conservancy, in their own databases. We plan to add these trees to the map sometime after launch.
You might also notice some new dark green areas on our map. These symbolize natural areas, which include forests and wetlands. Although many trees grow in natural areas, these landscapes are managed as holistic ecosystems, and are not actively and individually managed under our Tree Risk Management Program, so very few trees in these areas will be individually mapped. Check out the NYC Nature Map to explore natural areas near you.
You still may see some individual tree points in these natural areas. This means a tree condition—such as a hanging branch—was identified in an area such as a nature trail where park goers are present. Forestry crews require tree points to be created to save inspection and work order information. If you notice a hazardous tree condition near a trail or other public access point, such as a hanging limb or snapped tree, please submit a service request through 3-1-1 or the Parks website, and describe generally where in the park the condition is located. Our crews will find it!
Inspection and Work Orders
To help you better understand tree health and safety, recent inspection and work order information is now available on the NYC Tree Map. The Map updates daily.
You will be able to see a tree’s most recent inspection, with the date, and inspection ID (the same identification used by our foresters). Only one inspection for each tree will be visible on the Map at a time.
You will be able to see all scheduled tree work and any recently completed work, the date of completed work, and work order ID (the same identification used by our foresters). All scheduled tree work and completed work associated with the most recent inspection will be visible on the Map. Types of tree work may include hazard mitigation work, dead tree removal, pruning, and pest & disease treatment. Visit our Tree Services page to learn more about our full range of tree work and to find tree work reports.
How to Use Inspection and Work Order Info
While we show the most recent inspections and work orders, please keep in mind that not all inspections result in a work order. Sometimes our forester will determine a tree does not need any corrective work, or determines a condition will be handled through our routine block pruning program. We acknowledge that conditions including small dead branches, branches hitting a nearby building or electrical lines, or blocking a street light, require attention. However, we must balance this work with other tree conditions that pose more immediate public safety risks and require a higher priority response.
For clarity and ease of use, only the results of the most recent inspection and recent tree work are displayed on the Map. Older inspections disappear from the Map once a new inspection is made. Many trees, but not all, will show an inspection. Scheduled tree work will remain on the tree regardless of when the inspection occurred (an older inspection may have created a work order that has yet to be completed). Only completed work associated with the most recent inspection will be visible. Once a new inspection is made, completed work associated with the older inspection will also disappear from the Map. You can find the full inspection and work history of a tree on the NYC Open Data Portal by downloading the data sets for Forestry Inspections or Forestry Work Orders and filtering by tree point.
Only work scheduled on an actively managed tree will be visible. Tree planting (where no tree is yet present), sidewalk repair (which addresses the sidewalk), and stump removal (where a tree is no longer present) work will not be visible on the Map. Please visit the Tree Work Hub for updates on contracted tree work which include these services.