Our friends with backyards think their so special. “Look at me”, they say “I’m having a summer BBQ cause my apartments way awesomer than yours.” Then you go to said summer BBQ cause you don’t have a backyard and your socially required to…
But when you get there you find that the stupid umbrella padio furniture that your friends have only shades four people. And your not going to be one of those four cause you’r late or not one of their special friends with a baby.(urgh Babies…taking our shade!) So, your stuck baking like bacon in the summer sun getting a sunburn that your doctor will say is the worst sunburn ever! This is all because your friends will buy tomatoes plants to grow, but fail to get plants that will grow tall enough to protect you and other non-baby having folk from the sun during backyard events!
Now its winter and your safe from summer BBQs. But for the sake of your skin you gotta think ahead. You gotta get your stupid backyard summer BBQ having friends a tree that you can get shade from during their events.
But where does one find a tree? The bodega surely doesn’t sell them and neither does the CSA your apart of. What the tree?
Don’t worry the Gowanus Canal Conservancy totally has trees and their freaking giving them away this Sunday!!!
Think about it, you’ll be a hero to everyone, especially the other sunburnt non-baby people!
Take your backyard friends over to the Salt Lot by the Canal thus Sunday and make them get a tree! (Trees may take more than a summer or longer to get to shading height).


[Gowanus Canal Conservancy] is teaming up with MilliontreesNYCNew York Restoration Project and BuildItGreen!NYC to bring NYC residents more trees for their homes and yard. We will be giving away 150 free trees at the Salt Lot during our Clean & Green Volunteer Day. Tree adopters will be able to choose their trees online and pick them up the day of the event anytime between 11:00am and 1:00pm. 

This Clean & Green will bring volunteers back to the Salt Lot again to help out with the tree giveaway, building a new compost windrow, and planting a new rain garden that will help to absorb and filter stormwater runnoff. Come on over for a great day of community and outdoor activities!

Make sure to wear close-toed shoes and sunscreen, and bring plenty of water!  To RSVP, e-mail [them] at 

Time: 11am – 3pm    Location: The Salt Lot (2 Second Ave)