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Mission

To promote the protection and improvement of water quality in partnership with the Croton watershed communities through the establishment, enhancement, and restoration of stream-side (riparian) forest buffers.

What is Trees for Tribs?

Croton Trees for Tribs offers free trees and shrubs for the replanting of stream-side forests to eligible landowners in the Croton Watershed. As this is a voluntary community-based program, the participant will be strongly encouraged to identify an adequate number of volunteers to successfully implement the project.

Program participants may receive in-field training in:treetrib_2

  • Stream-side (riparian) forestry
  • Tree planting
  • Species ID (dendrology)
  • Forest Health Concepts
  • Invasive Species ID and Management
  • Effects of Deer
  • Soils and Species Selection
  • Climate
  • Buffer function and Water Quality

How Does Trees for Tribs Work?

Projects are tailored to the goals and objectives of the landowner to the greatest extent possible. Participation by the applicant in the project development process is encouraged. Long-term project success is strongly related to maintenance, monitoring, frequent site visits, and watering during times of drought.

A typical project includes:

  • Site Visit
  • Planting Area Delineation
  • Invasive Species Control
  • Plant Selection
  • Hole Drilling With Shovels or Mechanical Auger
  • Project-Related Educational Opportunities
  • Press Release Development
  • Tree Tubes for Deer Damage Protection

How Do I Sign-Up?

If you are in the Croton Watershed and have streams, wetlands, lakes or ponds, then you should contact the WAC Forester by phone at (914) 962-6355 x12, or through email at bmurphy@nycwatershed.org. You should talk to the WAC Forester before filling out an application.