Greening Greenpoint Plants Final Tree

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A White Swamp Oak was the 635th Tree, Greening Greenpoint program planted. Transmitter Park is the new home to this tree that marked the final tree planting of this program. Pictured: forester Bill Schmidt of NYC Parks Dept.

Greening Greenpoint began its four-year project in the Fall of 2015. Sadly, the project ended at the end of June 2019, but happily it exceeded many of its goals. For instance it planted 635 trees, and the original goal was 500 trees. The project also gave hundreds of trees away to property owners, expanded 675 tree beds, trained and equipped tree stewards, and much more.

The final tree planted has a prime view in Transmitter Park of the East River and Manhattan skyline. You can locate this young white swamp oak by the plaque that is next to it commemorating its status.

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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