Trees New York + Green-Wood Cemetery

Posted on Apr 4, 2018 | 0 comments


Trees New York + Green-Wood Cemetery

Trees New York and Green-Wood Cemetery team up to plant, preserve and protect Sunset Park’s urban forest. This year-long partnership kicked off 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.

  • Tree pits were excavated using a contractor
  • Volunteers steady the stakes and add soil
  • Contractor adds new soil to the tree bed.
  • Volunteers add the soil back into the tree pit
  • We keep the soil and mulch away from the base of the tree. Creating a ring helps to hold the water.
  • Flowers beautify the streetscape, add enriching organic matter to the soil and help deter people from walking on tree beds.
  • Mulch conserves water, improves soil structure and mitigates damage from dogs, people and de-icing salts.
  • Eight new street trees in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
  • A BIG thank you to our volunteers from Nelson, Sam and Joe!