Learn how to care for your neighborhood street tree! Now that it is warming up our street trees need extra care. Join us and help us steward street trees in front of a public school in Jackson Heights.
Volunteer stewardship activities include:
Tree bed clean up and soil cultivation – In addition to being unsightly, compacted soil and litter blocks the movement of oxygen, water and nutrients to tree roots. 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. 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. Mulch trees with mulch or woodchips.
Tree Bed Gardening – Flowers beautify the streetscape, add enriching organic matter to the soil, attract pollinators and help deter people from walking on tree beds. Help us plant pollinator attacting plants in the tree beds.
This event is in partnership with One Tree Planted, in support of World Environment Day!
between 69th and 70th Street
Jackson Heights, NY