The Tree Care committee co-chairs are Julia Bradford, Suzanne Goldstein, and Virginia Pitman. Carnegie Hill residents see their team on Saturday mornings in the spring and fall pruning trees. However, they do a lot more where their hands are not so visible. CHN surveyed empty tree sites in Carnegie Hill as well as on an almost barren Third Avenue and applied for new trees through MillionTreesNYC. As a result, there are more than 180 new trees in the Carnegie Hill area, both in newly created and formerly empty beds. More empty tree beds in Carnegie Hill will be filled in the near future. To report a dead tree, please call 311.
This spring, the preferred planting around tree beds have been hedge type plants, which do not survive because they require a lot of water. Here is some advice from MillionTreesNYC about planting in street tree beds:
1. Use perennials, annuals and bulbs
2. Tree health comes first
3. Choose plants that require little water
4. AVOID planting bamboo, ivy, vines, woody shrubs or evergreens. They all require a lot of water and can harm the tree