2016 Report for Chatham Square Neighborhood Association

Neighborhood:

Fair Haven

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

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

Year

2016

Number of volunteers

14

Total volunteer hours

26

Number of events

5

Number of trees planted

1

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Morton Elm

Number of perennials planted

15

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Euonymus, catmint, shasta daisies, lilly, coreopsis, russian sage

Yards compost spread

0.50

Yards mulch spread

0.50

Summary

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.