Tree Talks with Parkies and Friends: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the First 5 Years of a Tree's Life
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
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Join us for a lecture series celebrating all the intricacies, challenges and decisions involved in urban forestry in New York City. NYC Parks Director of Street Tree Planting Matthew Stephens presents: "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the First 5 Years of a Tree's Life: A Journey Detailing Where Our Street Trees Come From and the Work that Goes Into Them" a lecture on the early life and develoment of street trees and their maintenance requirements.
The seminar will provide an overview of how street trees are propagated and where they are grown. Specifically information will be presented on the materials and methods used to grow NYC street trees and their development over the first five years of a trees life before they are planted along City streets.
Please register in advance for each lecture you plan to attend.
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Know Before You Go
There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015
Starting June 29, 2015, Central Park Drives north of 72nd Street will be permanently car-free. For more information, please visit on.nyc.gov/1MOAh40.
Central Park Weather
- NYC Parks Celebrates A Decade Since Unveiling The Gates In Central Park, Looks Forward To Art In Parks In 2015
- This Weekend In Parks
- Tomorrow's World: The New York World's Fairs And Flushing Meadows Park On View At The Arsenal Gallery
- Exhibition: Living Landmarks
- Central Park Tour: North Woods
- Central Park Tour: An Evening Stroll in Central Park
- Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline
- Good Morning America Summer Concert: Hozier
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Great Trees
- Handball Courts
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Nature Centers
- Outdoor Pools
- Paddleboat Rentals
- Recreation Centers
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Volleyball Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
- Zoos and Aquariums
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