Our Tree Planting Efforts – Tree Toga
One generation plants the trees; the next enjoys the shade ~Chinese proverb~
What will be our legacy to Saratoga?
Tree Toga is a family-friendly tree planting event with the goal of reforesting our City streetscape. Since 2014, our popular Tree Toga event and our other tree planting efforts have planted 376 large-growing street trees throughout Saratoga Springs. Most recently, we added 38 trees into the ground in April 2023.
Join us as a Tree Host or Tree Planter for our next Tree Toga event
Our biggest need? Good residential planting sites.
Can you host a tree? Can you work with your friends and neighbors to help us find places to plant trees? Why not make it a collaborative project on your block? Or make it competitive: challenge your friends across town and see whose street can host the most trees. Sign up to get a tree planted at a future tree planting event!
Where do we plant?
Sustainable Saratoga can plant a large-growing shade tree in the city-owned tree lawn between the sidewalk and the curb, or in your front yard. If you live in the City of Saratoga, request a Tree Toga tree and we will work with you to find the best location for your tree.
What do we plant?
We plant large-growing, native shade trees because they provide far greater benefits than small ornamentals. Species we plant include: hackberry, Kentucky yellowwood, basswood, black tupelo, disease-resistant American elm, tulip tree, and various oak species.
Can’t make this year’s Tree Toga? Request a street tree from the City of Saratoga Springs Department of Public Works (518-587-3550, x2555), or buy a tree from a local nursery and plant your own tree. Click here to learn more about these planting options.
Still have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Read about our previous planting events:
- Tree Toga 11 – Spring 2022
- Tree planting at SPAC – Spring 2021
- Tree Toga 10 – Spring 2021
- Tree Toga 9 – Spring 2019
- Tree Toga 8 – Spring 2018
- Tree Toga 7 – Fall 2017
- Tree Toga 6 – Spring 2017
- Tree Toga 5 – Fall 2016
- Tree Toga 4 – Spring 2016
- Tree Toga 3 – Fall 2015
- Tree Toga 2 – Spring 2015
- The inaugural Tree Toga Festival – Spring 2014