2010 Report for Monitor Square Park

Neighborhood:

West River

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

1523 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT, New Haven, CT, 06511

Year

2010

Number of volunteers

19

Total volunteer hours

185

Number of events

17

Number of trees planted

13

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2 Kousa Dogwood, 3 Kwanzan Cherry, 1 Black Tupelo, 3 Honey Locust, 1 American Hornbeam, 2 Aristocrat Pear, 1 Princeton Elm

Number of shrubs planted

0

Number of perennials planted

220

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- Monument garden project (130): 26 candytuft, 26 phlox, 26 sedum, 12 tickseed, 20 lavender, 10 yarrow, 10 daylily. - Other (90): predominately daylilies (red, yellow, purple), and a variety of hostas, blue liriope, coreopsis, lavender, euonymous, phlox, and sedum.

Yards compost spread

2.50

Yards mulch spread

5.00

Summary

With an impressive consistency of participation, the West River group accomplished all of their goals for Monitor Square Park this summer. Six of the 13 trees planted were inside the park, which will provide much needed shade for the attendees of community events that the site will host into the future. The group continues to pursue its greater goal for the beautification of the West River neighborhood as a partnership of diverse, dedicated neighbors through additional street tree plantings and plantings in public spaces.

Other activity

3 yards topsoil