West River Neighborhood

Neighborhood: West River

Type of Site: Streetscape Streetscape

Address: 730 George St., New Haven, CT

2011 Greenspace Report

West River Neighborhood was a new Greenspace group this year. The group focused on beautifying tree beds around the 730 George St. apartment complex by planting a variety of flowering perennials at the base of 7 young trees. Children from the building also participated by planting a flowering evergreen cover around shrubs in two existing planters in the curbstrip near the building entrance. The group topped off the season by planting two flowering trees in front of a home on the block.

2011 Accomplishments

  • 2 trees planted (Kousa Dogwood, Stewartia Pseudocamellia )
  • 28 perennials planted (2 flats Vinca, daylillies, liriope, sedum, iris, black eyed susans )
  • 0.5 yards compost spread
  • 1.0 yards mulch spread
  • 4 events
  • 18 volunteers
  • 30 volunteer hours