2015 Report for Troup Group

Neighborhood:

Dwight

Type of Site:

Streetscape

Address:

Elm Street, Platt Street, Beers Street, and Edgewood Avenue, New Haven, CT

Year

2015

Number of volunteers

46

Total volunteer hours

173

Number of events

8

Number of trees planted

5

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Kwanzan Cherry, Crabapple, Silver Linden, American Linden, Kousa Dogwood

Number of shrubs planted

0

Number of perennials planted

87

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Species: Yucca, Iris, Hasta, Clematis, Butterfly bush, Yarrow, Daylily, Liriope, and Echinacea

Yards compost spread

1.00

Yards mulch spread

4.00

Summary

Troup Group entered this season with the same level of enthusiasm from years prior. With over 15 seasons under its belt, Troup Group was engaged to plant more trees, perennials, and reach out to more neighbors. Beers Street, which is at the heart of the group, was already a flourishing green streetscape. Young cherry trees lined the street with mature ashes and lindens to create a vibrant streetscape. The yuccas and daylilies planted in years past accented the curb strips between each tree. This season, the group continued to work between Chapel and Edgewood, but also looked one block north where they could continue to make a positive impact. By the end of the season, Troup Group incorporated members from the local church and established the beginnings of what will become a comprehensive transformation of the entire stretch of Beers Street.

Other activity

1 yard top soil, 25 bricks