let’s all plant trees please

Posted: October 28th, 2017 | No Comments »
 Planting a red chokeberry shrub in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Credit Dave Sanders for The New York Times

Planting a red chokeberry shrub in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Credit Dave Sanders for The New York Times

planting trees in queens to build up coastal resilience in “ny today”:

If it’s successful, Mr. Ulfelder [executive director of the Nature Conservancy] and Ms. Maxwell [the New York City program director at the conservancy] said, the project can serve as an example for other parts of the city susceptible to water damage.

The group’s goal is to plant 28,000 trees there [ in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge]. If you’re interested in volunteering to help, you can sign up to participate this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or next Saturday and Sunday at the same time.

“There’s something very special about putting a tree in the ground,” Mr. Ulfelder added. “The feeling of that and the connection to the earth, but also an expression of hope about the future.”



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