2013 Report for Winthrop Sunshine Planters

Neighborhood:

Beaver Hills

Type of Site:

Streetscape

Address:

Winthrop Ave and Percival Street , New Haven, CT

Year

2013

Number of volunteers

11

Total volunteer hours

28

Number of events

6

Number of trees planted

3

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1 pin oak, 2 Kwanza Cherry.

Number of shrubs planted

0

Number of perennials planted

4

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Hosta

Yards compost spread

0.50

Yards mulch spread

1.00

Summary

The Winthrop Sunshine Planters continued with their goal of bringing beautiful trees to Winthrop Street in New Haven. Following a banner first year of 16 trees planted and three lead yard remediations completed, the group managed to plant three trees on the streetscape, all to be maintained by local residents. With the help of local kids from the street, they managed to plant a local 'peace tree' in honor of local fallen victims to gun violence. The group has plans to move up and down the block in the years to come, bringing a new sense of community and color to Winthrop and Percival.