2013 Report for Oyster Point

Neighborhood:

Hill

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

Oyster Point, 40 Sea Street , New Haven, CT

Year

2013

Number of volunteers

14

Total volunteer hours

64

Number of events

11

Number of trees planted

2

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1 Leyland cypress, 1 hardy rubber tree

Number of shrubs planted

12

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3 inkberry, 1 purple sand cherry, 2 clethra alnifolia ruby spice, 1 mugo pine, 2 sedum, 2 yucca, 1 viburnum arrowwood

Number of perennials planted

0

Yards mulch spread

4.00

Summary

This is Oyster Point's fourteenth year in the Greenspace Program. This year Triangle Park suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy manifesting in shrubs that could not survive inundation and waves, and grass weeds that took over the planting beds. The group spent the majority of the summer cleaning this damage and replanting with shrubs that can tolerate salt and water. After successfully completing these goals, the group was able to focus their efforts on replacing two trees in Bayview Park. With the devotion of two main group members, Oyster Point Greenspace group actively beautified their neighborhood through stewardship, restoration, and community building.

Other activity

carry-away removal of one dead white pine and one stump in Bayview Park; large debris pick up by Parks Department of plant waste from hurricane damage in Triangle Park