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City Offering Free Trees on Sunday at Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx

Frank Lovece in Green Ideas on October 18, 2012

The Bronx, New York City

Oct. 18, 2012

The project is offering four types of trees:

  • American Elm:  A large; shade tree, difficult to maintain, will be 30'-50' tall in 20 years. Should be planted in full sun; part sun/part shade and in soil that is rich acidic or alkaline; loam; clay; sand.
  • Franklin Tree:  A small; ornamental tree, difficult to maintain, will be 10'-20' tall in 20 years. Should be planted in full sun; part sun/part shade and in soil that is acidic; loam; sand.
  • Southern Magnolia:  A medium; semi-evergreen; ornamental tree, easy to maintain, will be 15'-35' tall in 20 years. Should be planted in full sun; part sun/part shade and in soil that is acidic to slightly alkaline; clay; loam; sand.
  • Vernal Witchhazel:  A small; ornamental tree, easy to maintain, will be 6'-12' tall in 20 years. Should be planted in full sun; part sun/part shade and in soil that is acidic or alkaline; loam; clay; sand.

There is a limit of one tree per household, though it's unclear  "household" is defined in the case of co-ops and condominiums, where with the latter, at least, each apartment is its own tax lot and household in that sense. The trees have to be planted within the five boroughs, and cannot be planted along streets, in containers or on roofs, so co-op and condo boards may see this as something to enhance and beautify shrubbery area in front of your building, on building property; interior gardens; or back yards and other green spaces.

Condo and co-op boards, community gardens and others can reserve your free tree at Fall 2012 Tree Giveaway.

 

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