Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cobble Hill Association speaks for the Trees

"Yes, I am the Lorax who speaks for the trees, which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please."   Dr. Seuss
The Lorax does not live in Cobble Hill, but fortunately many green minded residents do.  Every Tuesday morning from Spring through Fall you will find volunteers out in Cobble Hill Park out in force to complement the tremendous efforts of NYC Parks Department. The extra bit of TLC ensures the flowers always look their brightest, the leaves look their healthiest, and children's playground area is always swept. Unfortunately, there is some work that park volunteers cannot do like overhead tree pruning.

When done well and routinely, this work goes unnoticed. When too much time has lapsed.... dangerous conditions can result, such as last week when a large limb on a callery pear tree by the children's area snap. Thankfully, no one was hurt and the Parks Department took swift, necessary action removing it tree entirely.
The Cobble Hill Association thanks the Parks Department and its staff for stewarding the park with our residents. To ensure those efforts go even farther, the Association will soon launch a fundraising drive to provide an extra level of maintenance that will keep Cobble Hill park a safe oasis for many decades to come.

Stay tuned on details for that drive. In the meantime, when you see Parks employees or local volunteers weeding and pruning... say thanks!

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