Spring tree care has begun! Today, contractors began aerating and mulching 220 street tree beds along (and just off) Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. This will take 2-3 days.
Aeration breaks up packed soil and lets oxygen and water to penetrate the soil. Mulch adds organic matter, suppresses weeds, helps the soil retain water, and looks nice.
We will follow up this work with ornamental plantings in select tree beds and an extensive tree watering program. Enjoy!
The “double-chip” mulch was courtesy of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Financial support for this work comes from the New York State Department of Environmental Protection’s Urban and Community Forestry Program.