Learn more about how you can help improve the streetscape of Prospect Heights, one tree at a time.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tree Stewardship Workshop at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Yet another tree care event to announce, this one taking place at the beautiful Brooklyn Botanic Garden (1000 Washington Avenue). It's on Wednesday, June 9th and runs from 7-9pm.

Space is limited, so be sure to email Alicia at arouault@citizensnyc.org  or call 212-882-9558. Some tree care tools may also be distributed while supplies last.

GreenThumb Workshop on June 12th

Want to learn about the basics of tree care, and get a Street Tree Care Kit (while supplies last) to help put your training to good use?

If so, stop by the GreenThumb Tree Care Workshop at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 12th at the Prospect Heights Community Farm at 252-256 St. Marks Avenue. You'll learn all the basics including watering tips, how to improve soil, strategies for discouraging litter and pets, safe tree guard design and how to plant a beautiful street tree bed garden.

Come early (around noon) if you'd like to have lunch before getting started.

Free and open to the public, organized by GreenThumb.

Tree Problems?

Check out the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation's website! From what to do if tree roots are damaging the sidewalk outside your home to how to request a street tree, visit the below link to learn about permits, free programs and more:

Forestry Services

Still can't find what you're looking for? Then submit a request directly to the Department of Parks & Recreation by navigating to the link below. They'll forward it to the appropriate department and even give you a 311 tracking number:

Submit a Request

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Vanderbilt Avenue Tree Care Event on Sunday, June 6th!

Do you like the new  street trees on Vanderbilt Avenue as much as we do? Then stop by the northeast corner of Vanderbilt & St. Marks Avenue at 1:00pm on Sunday, June 6th. After a brief training session you'll be set up with some tree care tools and be ready to help us make sure those median-dwelling trees stay healthy.

So, stop on by to meet a few of your neighbors while keeping Vanderbilt Avenue looking its best!