Beautiful view of the North Carolina Forest where The Gifted Tree has planting projects to plant gift trees.

Kissena Park, New York City, New York

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” – John Muir

Project Description

This Gift Tree Planting Project is in New York City, New York in the area around Kissena Park, Queens. This project is part of The Gifted Tree’s urban forestry projects where donations, instead of planting individual trees, will help plant groves of trees in urban areas – neighborhood parks, schools, and urban campuses. The trees planted are more mature in their growth cycle and average 3-6 feet in height when planted helping to ensure long-term survivability and the ability to thrive in this urban area setting.

Kissena Park is a heavily utilized park surrounded by the highly urbanized neighborhood of Flushing. The area has lost a lot of tree canopy over the last several years due to wind and flooding from severe storms including Superstorm Sandy. The project will help restore a forested natural area in a heavily utilized park, helping to advance park equity and ensuring local residents have access to healthy, nearby nature. These natural forested areas are powerhouses for providing ecosystem services such as air pollution removal, stormwater pollution capture, carbon sequestration, and urban heat regulation, and form essential green infrastructure for a healthy, vibrant community.

Many species will be planted to develop a diverse and resilient forest and include Maple, Birch, Juniper, Oak, and Pine, all native to the area. Your trees will be part of a healthy forest system and will protect biodiversity, creating habitat for migrating birds and pollinators. Additionally, your trees will provide social benefits, allowing the community residents the opportunity to experience and enjoy their natural space and the resulting health benefits that open green space provides.

Virtual Tour

You can view the general area of this planting project by clicking on the following link:

Virtual Tour – New York

Once connected to the map, feel free to zoom in and out to get a feel of the general planting
area as well as its location in New York, the United States, and the world. The link is best viewed on a
personal computer as opposed to a cell phone. Please understand that this is the general area of the tree planting
as we do not know the specific grove of trees. T
here is no plaque designating the gift tree although one can visit Kissena Park.
Know that the tree planting project is making a monumental difference for the earth and
opening a new doorway to the world for future generations. If you have any questions, please
view our contact information at:

Preserve Their Legacy For Future Generations.

Location listed on tree tribute planting certificate = Kissena Park, New York City, New York

If you have any questions, or need help in placing an order, please feel free to contact us.