07 February 2011

Lecture: Tree Selection for Survival in New York City

LA Spring Lecture Series presents Jennifer Greenfeld
Wednesday, February 9 at 4:00 pm,
Cook/Douglas Lecture Hall;
3 College Farm Road
New Brunswick, NJ
Tree Selection for Survival in New York City
With the creation of PlaNYC, a sweeping plan to enhance New York's urban environment, Mayor Bloomberg promised to fill every available planting space  along the streets of New York City.  Ms. Greenfeld will describe how the Department of Parks & Recreation is fulfilling this mandate with particular
focus on how her department met the challenge of locating large quantities  of high quality nursery stock,  while increasing species diversity.  The talk will also discuss how they monitor success.
Since 1997, Jennifer Greenfeld has worked for the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.  As the Director of Street Tree Planting she manages what is arguably the largest street tree planting program in the nation, planting nearly 20,000 trees annually as part of MillionTreesNYC and Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC 2030. She also managed the 2005 street tree census, created the Trees for Public Health program, developed forestry management  plans for community parks, and coordinated a mortality study of 40,000  recently planted trees.  A graduate of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Jennifer has also worked in Washington DC and San  Francisco.

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