Trees New York and Green-Wood Cemetery team up to plant, preserve and protect Sunset Park’s urban forest. We kicked off this partnership with a demonstration street tree planting on 37th Street bordering Green-Wood Cemetery. Volunteers learned the size and scope of a street tree planting and pitched in and helped us plant the eight Sweetgums.
Following the kick off we stewarded hundreds of street trees in Sunset Park and Trained over 30 Citizen Pruners in the neighborhood. This fall we planted trees in Green-Wood cemetery with students from nearby PS 295 and collected pine cones and seed pods to make woodland creature puppets that the students performed to learn about and appreciate Green-Wood’s forest. Click and Watch the Video of the Students from PS 295