Endow a Tree

Caring for Central Park’s trees means caring for the health of the City.

The Tree Trust, a program of the Women’s Committee, provides for the permanent care of Central Park’s approximately 18,000 trees. From flowering cherries to statuesque elms, contributions to the Tree Trust ensure the Park’s trees are pruned, fertilized, and kept healthy, strong, and well-maintained.

The Tree Trust program offers many unique recognition opportunities at varying levels of contribution. For important milestones, endow a mature tree and create a living memory that will last for generations to come. Many donors choose to make a contribution as a gift in honor or memory of someone, or to celebrate a joyous occasion.

Donations of $5,000 and above are acknowledged with the selection of an existing mature tree in the Park as guided by our expert staff and a granite paving stone at the southern end of Literary Walk, mid-Park at 66th Street. A gift of $500 will help plant a sapling. You or the person you are honoring will receive a beautiful certificate with the date of the gift. Wherever you see saplings in the Park, you will know your special one is among them.

Fundraise as a Group

Central Park Conservancy is able to facilitate group fundraising for a tree through TreeMark, an online fundraising tool. To request more information, please contact [email protected].

To donate to an existing group fundraiser, please enter the code/name here:

All donations are non-refundable.

Should your group not reach its goal within one year, all contributions will be designated to support the general fund for the care and maintenance of Central Park trees.

Tree Trust Co-Chairs

Kate Davis
Elyse Newhouse


For more information on the Tree Trust, contact 212.310.6617 or email [email protected].

A program of the Women's Committee