2015 Report for Blockwatch 303

Neighborhood:

Westville/Amity

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

37 Harrison Street, New Haven, CT

Year

2015

Number of volunteers

11

Total volunteer hours

51

Number of events

8

Number of trees planted

4

Enter more details about trees planted

2 kousa dogwoods, 1 "Alexandrina" saucer magnolia, 1 Japanese pagodatree

Number of shrubs planted

0

Number of perennials planted

0

Yards compost spread

2.00

Yards mulch spread

3.00

Summary

In their 15th year as a URI Greenspace group, the Block Watch 303 team returned to active planting status after a few years of focusing largely on stewardship activities. The group started by planting two new trees in Beecher Park (a saucer magnolia near the intersection of Harrison St. and Whalley Ave, and a Japanese pagodatree toward the eastern edge of the park). They then teamed up with the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance to create and realize a planting plan for the municipal parking lot located across Whalley Ave from Beecher Park. Though this plan is still in the early stages of implementation, the group helped take the first steps by planting two kousa dogwood trees and a number of transplanted daylilies at the lot’s pedestrian entrance (located at the corner of Whalley Ave and Blake St.). Through this work, the group continued their long-time commitment to greening the Westville community for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike.