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30 Trees in 30 Days

Posted by Sean Nevins
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Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village was originally constructed in 1947 as a haven for WWII vets returning home. Built with the intention of housing families in a quiet, peaceful environment, flowers, grass, and trees were a significant part of the vision. Many of those trees planted almost 70 years ago still stand today, healthy as ever and providing shade and fresh air to 2016 New Yorkers just as they did for the vets and their families. Though many of those trees maintain their vitality at a ripe old age, not all of the original plantings have been so lucky.

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So you’re a renter and you want to plant a tree

Posted by Claire Turner
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Most lease agreements have a clause preventing renters from making permanent alterations to the landscape (for example planting a tree). However, something as simple as approaching your landlord or property owner with a well thought-out proposal could be enough to achieve written consent. Getting approval before planting a tree will help ensure the long-term survival of the tree and may even open the door to a better relationship.

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Invasive Species Awareness Week: VLB Has Made it Here

Posted by Filomena Riganti
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It’s not all pretty! In recognition of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Filomena Riganti, Project Manager at NYRP, will share information about an invasive species each day. Read on to learn more about these pests and what to look out for in a green space near you. Today’s species is a beetle with a bite…

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Invasive Species Awareness Week: Coming To A Tree Near You

Posted by Filomena Riganti
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In recognition of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Filomena Riganti, Project Manager at NYRP, will share information about an invasive species each day. Read on to learn more about these pests and what to look out for in a green space near you. Today’s species is a vicious tree-eating insect that can significantly eliminate ash trees from NYC’s landscape…

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