2017 Report for Westville Community Nursery School

Neighborhood:

Westville/Amity

Type of Site:

Streetscape

Address:

3 Tour Ave, New Haven, CT, 06515

Year

2017

Number of volunteers

37

Total volunteer hours

189

Number of events

9

Number of trees planted

7

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Red Maple, Tulip Tree, Goldenrain Tree, Japanese Tree Lilac, Burgundy Kwanzan Cherry, Kwanzan Cherry, Purple Prince Crabapple

Number of shrubs planted

0

Number of perennials planted

45

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Catmint, Coreopsis, Echinacea, Shasta Daisies, Lambs’ Ears, Day Lilies, Yarrow, Lady’s Mantle, Spirea, Hostas

Yards compost spread

1.00

Yards mulch spread

1.00

Summary

The Westville Community Nursery School Greenspace group was formed in 2017 with the intention of working with the community surrounding Westville Community Nursery School to beautify the streetscape by planting trees and perennials of all shapes, sizes, and textures to compliment the school’s playground. The group consists primarily of parents and children who attend the school. The goals of the group were to provide shade for children on the playground and make the surrounding neighborhood a more inviting place. After 9 community workdays, the group planted several trees and dozens of perennials, as well as began maintenance by the river walk trail in hopes of clearing the area to make way for butterfly bushes and additional shrubs next year.