2011 Report for West River Neighborhood

Neighborhood:

West River

Type of Site:

Streetscape

Address:

730 George St., New Haven, CT

Year

2011

Number of volunteers

18

Total volunteer hours

30

Number of events

4

Number of trees planted

2

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Kousa Dogwood, Stewartia Pseudocamellia

Number of shrubs planted

0

Number of perennials planted

28

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2 flats Vinca, daylillies, liriope, sedum, iris, black eyed susans

Yards compost spread

0.50

Yards mulch spread

1.00

Summary

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.