2016 Report for Newhall And Division

Neighborhood:

Newhallville

Type of Site:

Streetscape

Address:

Newhall Street and Division Street, New Haven, CT

Year

2016

Number of volunteers

39

Total volunteer hours

203

Number of events

11

Number of trees planted

9

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2 Lacebark Elms, 1 London Plane Tree, 1 Cherokee Dogwood, 1 Ginkgo Tree, 1 Snowdrift Crabapple, 1 Miyabei Maple, 1 Japanese Tree Lilac, 1 Redbud

Number of shrubs planted

5

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3 Spirea, 1 Inkberry Holly, 1 Rosebush

Number of perennials planted

46

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9 Daylillies, 6 Coreopsis, 5 Salvia, 5 Coneflower, 2 Seedum, 1 Japanese Fountain Grass, 2 Cranesbill Geranium, 4 Coral Bells, 3 Dead Nettles, 6 Catmint, 3 Patriot Hosta

Yards compost spread

5.00

Yards mulch spread

6.00

Other Infrastructure or Materials

Category:

Grass Seed

Quantity:

1.00

Category:

Bluestone

Quantity:

0.50

Summary

The Newhall and Division group is a bunch of all-star tree planters and community volunteers. The group truly embodies the Greenspace spirit. There was always a large group of people eagerly awaiting to begin planting on our Wednesday work days. Most volunteers came every single week, all summer long. The group does a great job of working together, engaging the current Greenspace participants, as well as welcoming new members to the program. A lot of young children also come out and are very helpful, and the workdays really are community gatherings. Originally started in 1997, the group has gone back and forth between active and emeritus status. To say the group was active in 2016 would be an understatement. This summer the group planted 9 trees and remediated lead in one front yard. They also did extensive stewardship, mulching, pruning, and weeding along yards and curb strips where previous work had been done. They also hosted the pruning workshop. This is a dedicated group that will continue to do great work for Newhallville.