2010 Report for Yow Street Plant Brigade (Formerly: Young Street Plant Brigade)

Neighborhood:

Beaver Hills

Type of Site:

Streetscape

Address:

Osborn Ave. and Young St., New Haven, CT

Year

2010

Number of volunteers

16

Total volunteer hours

62

Number of events

8

Number of trees planted

2

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1 pin oak, 1 kwanzan cherry

Number of shrubs planted

6

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6 dwarf boxwood

Number of perennials planted

26

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7 sedum, 3 lavender, 3 white salvia, 2 coral bells (heuchera), 2 hakonechloe grass, 2 hosta, 2 daylilies, 2 nepeta(catmint), 3 blue fescue

Yards mulch spread

1.00

Summary

The 'Neighbors Uniting' group was highly successful in their first year with the Greenspace program. Thus far the geographic area for this group has centered on the intersections of Young Street, Osborn Avenue, and Whalley Avenue. Residents forged connections with one another and worked on a variety of projects from tree planting, to front yard lead remediation, to perennial and shrub plantings. After steadily building momentum throughout the 2010 Greenspace season, they are well-poised to continue lead remediation and front yard work next year, as well as some potential tree-planting.