EXTENDED DEADLINE: Open Call For Tree Guard Designs

Fri, Dec 18th, 2015

Tree Guard FallIf you’ve ever walked down Myrtle Avenue, you probably noticed the custom guards and benches lining most of the street’s trees.  We are looking to install even more tree guards and are holding an open call for panel designs! New tree guards and benches will be installed in 2016 along Myrtle Avenue between Hall Street and Emerson Place, north of the new Myrtle Pedestrian Plaza.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN: Please click here to view the full call for artwork, which includes design parameters and submission requirements.  The deadline to submit your design is January 12th, 2016. To download the tree guard template (in Adobe Illustrator), please click here (To use this file, you will need to download the file from Dropbox and open in Adobe Illustrator).

The tree guards provide a ‘canvas’ that reflects local creativity while protecting our street trees – which are valuable in providing shade and filtering fresh air.  Since 2011, we’ve selected designs from 40 local artists – from pre-schoolers to professional artists – and installed these designs on more than 80 tree guards and benches along Myrtle Avenue.

Tree Gaurds - Phase II 2012-12-4 (9)

The Myrtle Avenue custom tree guard and bench program is supported by a New York Main Street grant program from New York State Homes and Community Renewal.



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