With the help of Ellen Arnstein, Special Events and Volunteer Manager of MillionTreesNYC, the block association has secured two foresters from the City of New York Parks & Recreation, Laura Hernandez and James Kaechele to volunteer their valuable time to teach a tree planting workshop.
The foresters will give an overview on:
- What is MillionTreesNYC?
- How to identify trees in New York City
- Benefits of Trees
- Signs of Tree Disease to look for
- The Parks Planting Process
- Ways in which you can adopt a tree in your neighborhood
For the remaining hour, the group will proceed to West 68th Street for our hands-on demonstration working with the trees on our block. Participants will need to dress accordingly since all will be given shovels, gloves and supplies to practice the new tree care skills. Basic tree skills will which will be covered:
- Tree Care – Water! Weed! Mulch!
- Additional skills the foresters may want to show us
If you would like to attend this workshop please be in touch with Angelica at. Everyone is welcome.
Since the MillionTreesNYC campaign started in 2007, over 300,000 trees have been planted throughout the City, more than 60,000 just in street trees.
MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Corps is a citizen-based program channeling the power of volunteerism to urban tree care. Under this umbrella, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Greenbelt Conservancy, GreenThumb, Partnerships for Parks, Queens Botanical Garden, New York Botanical Garden and Trees New York engage everyday New Yorkers in greening their streets by providing accessible, no-cost tree care and community organizing training. (milliontreesnyc.org)