2015 Report for Friends Of City Point

Neighborhood:

Hill

Type of Site:

Streetscape

Address:

Hallock and First, New Haven, CT

Year

2015

Number of volunteers

32

Total volunteer hours

255

Number of events

10

Number of trees planted

8

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3 ‘Prarifire’ Crabapples; 4 “Winter King” Hawthorn; 1 Kousa Dogwood

Number of perennials planted

64

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Hosta/Myrtle/Coral Bell/Daylily

Summary

If you were to have walked down 4th Street in between Greenwich and Howard from 6:00-8:00 on any given Thursday this past summer, you would find yourself surrounded by a group of vibrant, committed, and radiant children. Each child would either be wearing a safety vest, or holding a shovel, or shoveling, or getting a tree off of a truck, or riding their bikes, or watering, or playing with a dog, or drawing with chalk, or eating candy, or clipping a wire tree basket, or signing in. The group’s (but mostly the kids’!) vivacity made it possible to plant eight trees and over 64 perennial plants along their block this year. In doing so, they turned a barren strip of grass and trash into a now-flourishing tree line that will nourish and beautify their community for years to come!