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Winter Street Tree Care Workshop
March 14, 2019, 6:30pm–8:00pm
Join Ashleigh Pettus, Operations Manager for Trees New York, and learn how to care for your street trees and help them thrive. Topics discussed will include watering, mulching, and tree bed gardening. We will also discuss why street trees are important to the urban environment. Click here to register directly for this day’s program.
The meeting location is Green-Wood’s Modern Chapel, right off of the main entrance.
Give Trees a Chance: Environmental Justice in South Brooklyn
Green-Wood’s own neighborhood, Sunset Park, is one of the fastest growing and most diverse neighborhoods in all of New York City. Yet, it also faces serious environmental challenges. Car and truck exhaust from the Gowanus Expressway and industrial emissions from its small manufacturers create higher than average levels of harmful air pollution. Street trees to the rescue! They’re nature’s miracle workers: they intercept and absorb storm water runoff, provide oxygen, fight climate change, and lower air temperatures.
The 6,500 street trees of Sunset Park have a job to do. And they need all the help they can get! Together with TreesNY, Green-Wood’s horticulture staff is training a team of tree advocates! If you care about the environment, join us. Visit TreesNY’s website, www.treesny.org, for more information and to RSVP for these free programs.
Funding for this project is provided by the NYS Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the Environmental Justice Community Impact Grant Program of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.