7. Self-Guided Tour of New York City’s Trees

There are about 5.2 million trees in New York City, and almost 600,000 of them are on city streets. On a day like Earth Day, why not go on a self-guided walk to see some of the most famous ones? Pay a visit to the oldest and tallest tree in New York City: the Queens Giant at Alley Pond Park. Then, there’s the landmarked Magnolia grandiflora in Bed Stuy and a 100-feet Redwood right on Houston Street! Make sure to also check out our guide to historic trees in Manhattan, which includes the Hare Krishna Tree in Tompkins Square Park and the Madison Tree in Madison Square Park.