Tree Guards Building 2012

TREE GUARDS BUILDING DAY

Dear Volunteers,

Thank you so much for your hard work building tree guards this past Saturday! It was truly hard work and we definitely could not have done it without you.

Can’t wait to plant flowers together this coming Saturday!

WAPHA Street Beautification Commitee
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Gearing up! Thank You So Much volunteers (from left to right)- Diana, Ben, Kori, Lindsay, John, Gemma (with Oscar), Doug, Marissa, Kenneth and Rebeca (taking the pics).


Tree Guards building voluteers with Natural Blend owner Dave (left third) and Deb, owners of Eve’s Lounge (left sixth)


Diana and Oscar having fun aerating the soil.


Kori and Lindsay working hard in digging holes for the tree posts!


Hailejaa building the Tree Bench with the help of Diego.

Lindsay and Kori digging hard for the tree post.

Malissa taking the bricks out of the tree pits.

Diego! Wow Wonder Kid!

Group efforts!

Kenneth and Diego taking the concrete blocks out to help the tree breathe.

Hailejaa building the Tree Bench!


 

MAP OF 11 TREE GUARDS BEING BUILT

The tree guards were funded by business owners who wanted them in front of their shops and a grant from MillionTreesNYC. Altogether 11 guards will be installed, 5 are Tree Benches and the rests are Simple Tree Guards with posts connected by ropes.

PREPARATION
Doug (Bitter & Esters) and Kenneth (The Winey Neighbor) building a prototype to test out the design and the costs.

WAPHA SBC committee picking out lumber from Home Depot.

Gemma (Sit n’ Wonders), Doug (Bitter & Esters), John (Bitter & Esters) and Miriam (BCake NY) loading the lumbers. Thank you Gemma for letting us use the van!

Kenneth (The Winey Neighbor) having fun drilling the tree posts.

Doug got this awesome bandsaw that really speed up the preparation process!

ORIGINAL FLYERS:

HELP BUILD TREE GUARDS, PLANT HERBS AND FLOWERS ON WASHINGTON AVE!

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO BEAUTIFY WASH AVE!WAPHA’s Street Beautification Committee is bringing tree guards, herbs and flowers to Washington Ave and we need volunteers like YOU!There will be two separate dates to achieve our goal- one day for building tree guards, and another one for planting flowers and herbs in the tree pits.

  • Saturday, June 2nd 2012, Noon- Tree Guard Installation (meet at Bitter & Esters, 700 Washington Ave)
  • Saturday, June 9th 2012, Noon- Planting Day (meet at corner of Park, Grand & Washington)

Residents and merchants who would like to volunteer and help should sign up here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/StreetBeautification

This project is supported by:

  • CB8 Environment/Sanitation Committee
  • Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Prospect Heights Community Garden
  • P.S. 9
  • Big Apple Edible’s

The tree guards were funded by business owners who wanted them in front of their shops and a grant from MillionTreesNYC. Altogether 11 guards will be installed, 5 are Tree Benches and the rests are Simple Tree Guards with posts connected by ropes.

Benefits of Tree Guard Installation:

  • Discourage dogs from defecating in tree pits.
  • Assist air and water penetration to the root zone by reducing paving block installation.
  • Protect trees from mechanical damage caused by car doors, bumpers, and other sources of street and sidewalk traffic.
  • Prevent bikes from being chained to trees.
  • Encourage flower planting by property owners, who in turn cultivate the soil and water trees.
  • Reduce soil compaction by providing a barrier to foot traffic over the root zone.

Proposal to the merchants:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FLYER BELOW IN HI-RES PDF FORMAT (16mb)

WE NEED YOUR HELP! LET’S BEAUTIFY THIS STREET WE USE EVERYDAY!