For Immediate Release – May 7, 2008
Bedford Hills, NY—In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Olmsted and Vaux Greensward Plan, SavATree announced a large-scale community service project that will provide expert care to approximately 75 trees in the East Meadow of New York City’s Central Park. The work will be performed by a team of 25 volunteer arborists and senior managers on Tuesday, May 13 between 8 A.M. and 3:30 P.M.
“The goal of the project is to enhance the natural beauty of the East Meadow knoll, maximize safety along pathways, and open up the view. We hope to restore some of the sense of limitless space that was a key component of the Greensward Plan for Central Park,” says SavATree Vice President Ralph Robbins. He adds, “We’re going to need to use a variety of pruning techniques on a wide range of species. There are lindens, cherries, sugar maples, red maples, white pines, elms, crabapples and sycamores that need care.” A handful of invasive plants in poor health will be removed, and chipped wood from the project will be reused in other areas of the park. The volunteer crew will also plant a commemorative crabapple tree on site. “We’re excited to be able to make a significant contribution to such an iconic and historic American landscape,” says Robbins.
Russell Fredericks, Director of Horticulture at The Central Park Conservancy, worked with SavATree to identify the area of the park in need of professional tree care on this scale. Robbins says, “Russell’s knowledge of the park and support played a big role in making this project possible.” Visit www.centralparknyc.org for information about The Central Park Conservancy and the Greensward Plan. The East Meadow is on the north end of the park and accessible from the East 102nd street entrance. The rain date is Wednesday, May 14.
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