GNA will be sponsoring a tree planting in various areas of Gramercy that are in need of trees as part of Community Board Six’s “Street Trees” program.
Trees are a vital part of our cityscape and especially important within East Midtown given our limited supply of park space. Healthy greenery beautifies our streets and also helps moderate temperature and rainwater drainage. NYC Department of Parks and Recreation (Parks) plants, maintains and regulates street trees, and within East Midtown, several community groups have been very active with tree care projects.
Following surveys of vacant tree beds conducted by East Midtown community groups, the Parks Department planted many new trees in 2014, and still have more to plant this fall. The work doesn’t stop there, as young trees need regular watering and care in order to thrive.