Get To Know Prospect Park's Trees
March 18, 2020
Prospect Park Alliance recently completed a survey of more than half of Prospect Park's 30,000 trees through $113,000 in Urban Forestry grants from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
The survey focused on the park's landscaped trees and trees in wooded areas less than 25 feet from a path. This information provides a more nuanced picture of the park’s evolving ecosystem, as well as important insights into the economic, environmental and health benefits of this urban green space. The Alliance commissioned the survey, which was conducted by Davey Resource Group, to create a management plan to help track the park's tree maintenance and planting needs in the coming years.
Some top line results of the 15,698 trees surveyed in Prospect Park:
Want to help sustain this vital community resource? One way to support this important work is through the Alliance’s Commemorative Tree Program. During planting seasons that take place each fall and spring, members of the community have the opportunity to plant a new tree in Prospect Park. Through this program, roughly 1,100 trees have been planted over the past 30 years. In addition, each year the Alliance plants a community tree on Arbor Day: learn more about how to get involved in this community celebration.
Want to learn more about Prospect Park’s trees? Check out the Prospect Park TreeKeeper Interactive Map to get info on each of the surveyed trees and their benefit to the community.