Chatham Square Neighborhood Association

Volunteer Leader(s):

Carlos Galo

Neighborhood: Fair Haven

Type of Site: Park Friends Park Friends

Address: Chatham St. and Clinton Ave., New Haven, CT

Intern(s):

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2016 Greenspace Report

Following a 2015 season of extensive tree planting, Chatham Square Association focused on stewardship and maintenance this season. The group undertook the task of refurbishing a number of the corner planting boxes, adding compost, mulch and new perennials. This effort has added significant visual benefit to the neighborhood, and helps to set off the wonderful tree-lined streetscape that was established in 2015. The Group finished the year by planting a memorial Morton Elm on the corner of Downing and Grafton. This final installation was a great capstone to the season, and generated some new interest on the final day. The tree is also a very welcome addition, promising to contribute future shade and visual appeal to a previously empty streetscape.

2016 Accomplishments

  • 1 trees planted (Morton Elm)
  • 15 perennials planted (Euonymus, catmint, shasta daisies, lilly, coreopsis, russian sage)
  • 0.5 yards compost spread
  • 0.5 yards mulch spread
  • 5 events
  • 14 volunteers
  • 26 volunteer hours