Ridgewood residents wanted to count neighborhood trees

Central Ridgewood
File Photo

Ridgewood residents are urged to help take inventory of the neighborhood’s street trees during the city’s Tree Count 2015.

Every 10 years the New York City Parks Department takes a census of all street trees within the five boroughs. Each decade, volunteers are needed to help with this huge undertaking.

Volunteers are trained by Parks staff, and teams of two volunteers are assigned blocks to survey. The counting will take place during June, July and August.

There are 200 square blocks in Ridgewood that need to be surveyed. The Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association (RPOCA) will help to organize training and mapping events in Ridgewood.

To volunteer, register at nyc.gov/parks/treescount. Then, take the 20-minute online course about counting trees.

Once registered, attend the upcoming training event located at 1882 Woodbine St. near Woodward Avenue, on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., where volunteers will have hands-on training in how to count trees.

For questions or further information, call Maryellen Borello at 718-381-3366.