2015 Report for Quinnipiac Meadows
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Number of trees planted
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Species: (24) daylilies, (12) liriope, (6) catmint, (2) yucca, (4) yarrow, (2) russian sage
Yards compost spread
Yards mulch spread
This group worked on two sites this year. The main site was at the intersection of Quinnipiac Ave and Eastern St and the other was a portion of roadside along Quinnipiac Ave, just across from Middletown Avenue Park. The latter site had 11 trees planted by Greenskills this year and we simply re-mulched the trees and planted daylilies at the base of each tree. The main site is a focus for the group because it is the entrance to Quinnipiac Meadows. However, it is a difficult site for several reasons. One, it is a busy intersection with many traffic accidents. Two, it is a bus stop during the school year, with kids milling about and nowhere to sit. Three, there is a high rate of littering. Four, at night there is a high level of illicit activity. Last year the group made a sign that said ‘Welcome to Quinnipiac Meadows,’ which was an important improvement to such a difficult site. This year we did a whole new layer of wood chips across the entire site, laid large stones between each tree to stop illegal parking, and planted a flower bed in front of the sign. We also added a Greenspace sign with hopes to further encourage people to see this site as a community space. The hope for this site is to make it feel like the gateway to the neighborhood and galvanize community-wide stewardship through example. It has seen great improvement in the past two seasons!
We spread about 14 yards of wood chips!