Posts Tagged ‘Street Trees’

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn–Unless It’s in Greenpoint-Williamsburg

by Heather Van De Mark on

Recently, WNYC aired a segment called, “If a Tree Dies in the City, Will Anyone Notice?” You can listen to it online here, it’s only about six minutes. If you’ve followed the GWAPP blog for a while now, you’ll know we’re big fans of free trees and tree stewardship, but according to the radio story:… READ MORE

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Become a Tree Steward: Workshop and Class Available in Brooklyn

by Heather Van De Mark on

Do you ever wonder who takes care of the street trees on your block? It’s entirely possible that no one does! Sad abandoned trees–won’t someone speak for the trees?! Maybe, you? The NYC Parks Department plants street trees (you can even visit the Parks website and request a free street tree), but the responsibility of… READ MORE

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Want to Give People Free Trees?

by Ryan Watson on

Earlier this Spring, GWAPP and Town Square in collaboration with the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) held one of our most rewarding events: a tree giveaway where 100 trees found homes in backyards and front yards all over the city. Having had such a positive experience earlier this year we want to help spread the… READ MORE

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Is More Green Infrastructure Coming to Brooklyn?

by Ryan Watson on

Rain gardens, green roofs, porous paving, and other types of green infrastructure on public schools and NYC Housing Authority properties? That’s right! New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is planning to integrate thousands of bioswales, landscape elements designed to remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water, and other green infrastructure into our… READ MORE

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Some More Love for the Trees on Nassau Avenue

by Ryan Watson on

A few weeks back I wrote a post about taking care of the trees on Nassau Avenue. Thanks to some more unusually warm weather and a donation of mulch and compost from the NYC Compost Project, I was able to tackle four more beds along Nassau and plant bulbs that will emerge in the spring.… READ MORE

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Beautifying Tree Beds on Nassau Ave: An Opportunity for Everyday Green Space

by Ryan Watson on

On my way home I routinely find myself walking along Nassau Avenue, which has been undergoing a major construction project for the last year. Although the roadway is now nicely paved with brand new curbs and light fixtures, the tree beds along Nassau were certainly in need of some care following the construction. Throughout North… READ MORE

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