New Trees Take Root, Post-Sandy

April 01, 2013 at 10:57 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROWTH PERIOD: Sophie Plitt of New York Restora­tion Project recently participated in a giveaway of saplings in Brooklyn. Photo: Shannon Ayala

Trees are going up faster than storms are tak­ing them down in New York City.

Dozens of peo­ple lined up in a park­ing lot between some indus­trial build­ings and the Gowanus Canal in Brook­lyn on a recent sunny Sat­ur­day morn­ing to pick up stick-figure-sized Red­bud trees about four feet tall. More than half of the 100 trees ready to go were picked up within the first 45 min­utes of a two-hour stretch, said Sophie Plitt, Forestry Coor­di­na­tor of New York Restora­tion Project.

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