Sunday, July 28, 2013

A tree pit grows on East 10th Street



Just noting some work on East 10th Street between Avenue B and Avenue D...



... workers have been expanding the tree pits ...





Top photos via Bobby Williams...


[Via Fashion by He]

Updated: See the comments for an explanation about this...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tree pit expansion, tree planting and installation of tree guards is being done in the vicinity of the Con Ed plant with joint funding from Con Ed Settlement Fund and the Parks Department. The Settlement Fund arose from litigation over the 14th Street power plant expansion in the early 2000s and is administered by CB3 -- details on the CB3 website.
The work is being done by the NYC Tree Trust, a non-profit affiliate of the Parks Dept. They will be working with LES Ecology Center and others to develop "tree stewardship" for each site -- volunteers welcome and needed.
-- CB3 member

dwg said...

It's a good project!

Anonymous said...

Any chance of getting several trees planted by Astor Place? That area is death in the hot, hazy, blazing sun of hell fire.

Victoria McKenzie said...

Time for re-posting a favorite proverb --

Q: When is the best time to plant a tree?
A:Twenty years ago.

Q: When is the second best time to plant a tree?
A: Today!

Anonymous said...

what's up with the stove pipe spewing toxic steam on 10th st between 1st and a?

Anonymous said...

The volunteer events to plant ground cover plants and daffodil bulbs at these 170 expanded tree beds will take place throughout the month of September. These dates will shortly be posted on the Lower East Side Ecology Center Calendar and registration will be thru their email (info@lesecologycenter.org)
http://www.lesecologycenter.org/index.php/calendar.html?task=view_last&day=1&month=9&year=2013&mod_cal_year=2013&mod_cal_month=9

Anonymous said...

This whole initiative was a surprise. They removed expensive paving stones we purchased and installed just two years ago, replacing them with a mound of wood chips which has already been swept away. Seems outrageous they can do this without permission. Any idea how we can get the pavers back?