The fifth Annual NYC “Love Your Street Tree Day” will be held on the Upper West Side on Saturday, May 18th from 12-2pm.
All are welcome to join and gather for the annual spring cleanup and beautification day on the UWS. Attendees will include elected officials, Community Board 7, and the NYC Parks Department staff.
Additionally, the Sanitation Department, local businesses and non-profits will pitch in. Students and parents alike, as well as environmental organizations and community groups, will join to beautify the neighborhood together.
The event will be first come, first serve to receive a free tree care bag with gardening supplies and other gifts. Mulch, compost, flowers and pails will be provided too!
Those who attend can watch a tree stewardship demonstration. Then, attendees can “adopt” a tree on their block or in the neighborhood. This is a great way to learn about tree care and cleanup.
Additionally, attendees can learn about how urban trees are important to health, environment and the economy.
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Interested in monarch butterflies and bees? Those who attend can learn about the issue of the declining pollinator population. The event will provide info on what we can do to reverse this alarming environmental trend.
The West 80s Neighborhood Association promises a fun day of meeting other volunteers and helping to improve the neighborhood. Plus who doesn’t love our beautiful UWS trees?
Love Your Street Tree Day will be held at the Garden at The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers, located at 145 West 84th Street at Amsterdam Avenue. For more information, visit their event page, here.Join the Upper West Side newsletter for more local events!