New Trees Grow in Brooklyn with Community’s Help

Earlier this year, Park Slope residents saw new trees being planted throughout the neighborhood as part of the city’s MillionTreesNYC initiative. Those trees are thriving, thanks to the efforts of our local merchants and churches.

The Park Slope Civic Council secured the fresh plantings along Seventh Avenue earlier this year through MillionTreesNYC. The Civic Council’s Sustainability Committee wants to thank the following stores, restaurants, and institutions that agreed to water the new trees on this busy street in times of drought:

  • Memorial Presbyterian Church, 186 St. John’s Pl. (Seventh Avenue)
  • Key Food, 130 Seventh Ave. (Carroll Street)
  • Community Bookstore, 143 Seventh Ave. (between Carroll Street and Garfield Place)
  • Tarzian Hardware, 193 Seventh Ave. (between Second and Third Streets)
  • Barrio, 210 Seventh Ave. (Third Street)
  • Michael Hair Salon, 295 Seventh Ave. (between Seventh and Eighth Streets)
  • Prospect Wine Shop, 322 Seventh Ave. (between Eighth and Ninth Streets)
  • Brooklyn Industries, 328 Seventh Ave. (between Eighth and Ninth Streets)

You, too, can help these and other street trees thrive, and keep our neighborhood green. The residents of 10th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues are hosting a MillionTreesNYC Tree Care Workshop and Stewardship Event this Saturday, Sept. 24, 1:30 to 4 p.m. At the workshop, you’ll learn all about tree care (watering, weeding, and mulching), as well as ways to identify the city’s street trees and the benefits they offer to everyone.

If you pledge to “adopt” a specific street tree, you’ll take away a watering kit and volunteer card. (Be sure to bring the location of your tree with you to the workshop.) To sign up for the workshop or more information about the MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Corps, e-mail

Photo by David Herman

from the September 2011 Civic News