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Barbara G
19-23 West 95th Street
Manhattan (Upper West Side)
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the project

West 95th Street has 40 of the largest and most beautiful street trees in Manhattan. For over 30 years, the West 95th Street Residents Association has nurtured the street trees with regular plantings, pruning, clean-ups and installation and replacement of tree guards.

the steps

With funds raised, we propose to 1) repair bent and broken guards, 2) install new guards where none exist, 3) reset or replace missing "belgian" blocks, 4) refresh soil and plantings in tree pits, and 5) prune unsafe branches.

why we're doing it

24% of New York City's land area is covered with tree canopy, and street trees comprise one-quarter of this canopy. Trees work hard for us every day cleaning our air and water, providing shade and a cooler environment, and increasing property values. The U.S. Forest Service quantified the annual benefits of street trees in NYC at more than $200 per tree and nearly $15 per capita. (Source:


$1,400 - 2 new wrought iron tree guards @ $700 ea (Tringali Iron Works) $ 500 - Materials/labor, repair 5 existing tree guards $ 420 - Granite blocks for 8 pits, 24 blocks ea @ 3.50/block $ 185 - ioby fee


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