Washington Square Park
Bicycle Tour of Trees in Manhattan
Saturday, April 13, 2013
9:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
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Join the Five Borough Bicycle Club on a tour of New York's most amazing trees!
With over 5.2 million of them in our town, author and tree photographer Benjamin Swett will have you meeting just a few of his Manhattan favorites. From revolutionary times to recent events, from humble saplings to old-time survivors, we'll visit trees that take on a character of their own. Before you know it, you'll want to get your arms around the trunks of these old-time New York natives and immigrants. We'll include a stop at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park to see Benjamin's photo exhibit of images from his new book, New York City of Trees.
Please bring lock, lunch money, and, if you wish, $29.95 to get "Benjy's" gorgeously photographed and revealing book. Food will be at a local eatery with "roots" in the community. Rain at start cancels.
The ride is limited to 35 participants. To reserve a place, please e-mail your phone number, contact info, and number of riders to Richard Sanford at email@example.com. Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis.
For more information, visit our website or contact Richard Sanford.
Participants [in Saturday's tour of Great Trees in Manhattan] will meet at 9:45 A.M. at the great English Elm in the Northwest corner of Washington Square Park, at the corner of Waverly Place and MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village.
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Know Before You Go
Washington Square Park
NYC Parks is currently undergoing a thorough inspection of all trees in Washington Square Park. The last inspection occurred roughly two years ago and immediate hazards were identified and resolved. As of August 8, our Manhattan Forestry unit will be pruning approximately 270 trees over several days. Additionally, there will be one removal of a 32-inch pin oak with root rot in the northwest section of the park to ensure public safety.
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