2011 Report for Fair Haven Neighbors In Action

Neighborhood:

Fair Haven

Type of Site:

Streetscape

Address:

Saltonstall at Blatchley Ave., New Haven, CT

Year

2011

Number of volunteers

43

Total volunteer hours

156

Number of events

12

Number of trees planted

9

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2 sweetgum, 1 kousa dogwood, 4 crabapples, 2 chestnut oaks

Number of perennials planted

40

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daylilies, sedum, geranium, shasta daisy

Yards compost spread

2.00

Yards mulch spread

5.00

Summary

2011 marks the second year that Fair Haven Neighbors in Action has been working along the streetscape in the section of Fair Haven bounded by Ferry, Saltonstall, Blatchley, and Exchange. This year, the group energetically continued its work planting street trees and perennials, bringing much needed shade to their streets and adding beauty and intrigue with flowering plants. Their work on Exchange Street required the removal of sidewalks to make way for street trees - a truly heroic effort in the heat of the summer. Together the group planted four shade trees and five smaller flowering specimens, including several crabapples, a pair of sweetgum, two oaks, and a kousa dogwood.