Volunteer tree stewardship activities include:
Tree bed clean up and soil cultivation – In addition to being unsightly, compacted soil and litter block the movement of oxygen, water and nutrients to tree roots. Volunteers remove litter and weeds from tree beds and loosen up the surface soil with hand cultivators
Watering Trees – New York City street trees live in permanent drought conditions. All trees, especially newly planted trees, need thorough and deep watering during the spring and summer. Volunteers water trees using buckets and hoses.
Mulching – Mulch conserves water, moderates soil temperatures, improves soil structure and mitigates damage from dogs, people, de-icing salts and cleaning agents. Volunteers mulch trees with mulch or woodchips.
Tree Bed Gardening – Flowers beautify the streetscape, add enriching organic matter to the soil and help deter people from walking on tree beds. We will plant bulbs such as muscari, crocus and daffodil.
This event is in partnership with One Tree Planted!
Between 96th Street and 97th Street
New York, NY