2012 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

2012

Number of volunteers

10

Total volunteer hours

78

Number of events

6

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

4

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four Inkberry (Ilex Glabra)

Number of perennials planted

78

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18 blue fescue, 36 day liles, 18 liriope, 10 black-eyed susans, 18 agastache, 8 pink dianthus, 4 Russian sage, 5 artemesia

Yards compost spread

0.50

Yards mulch spread

2.50

Summary

Having planted more than 40 trees over the first four years of their work, in its 5th year Monitor Square group chose to become emeritus and to focus on stewardship and maintenance. John Fitzpatrick and Robin Arenberg met every Saturday to weed, water, mulch, and sometimes - plant perennials in bare spots or where previous plantings did not survive. They also planted perennials around trees that did not have them yet. At the end of the season, together with Frank Minja, the group leaders planted a beautiful garden of flowering perennials next to the 'Welcome to West River' sign at the North-East corner of Ella T. Grasso Blvd and Derby Ave.