By Leslie Day

Imagine an city oasis with thousands of bushes and whose mayor desires to plant one million extra. That sylvan position is long island urban, and it is a consultant to the varied bushes that line its streets.

Field consultant to the road bushes of recent York City acquaints New Yorkers and viewers alike with fifty species of bushes regularly present in the neighborhoods the place humans reside, paintings, and commute. appealing, unique drawings of leaves and beautiful pictures of bark, fruit, flower, and twig accompany informative descriptions of every species. targeted maps of the 5 boroughs establish all the city’s neighborhoods, and particular addresses pinpoint the place to discover a great instance of every tree species.

Trees offer worthy merits to big apple: they decrease the speed of respiration disorder, raise estate values, cool houses and sidewalks in the summertime, block the cruel winds of wintry weather, fresh the air, take up hurricane water runoff, and supply habitat and meals for the city’s wildlife.

Bald cypress, swamp oak, silver linden, and all of latest York’s commonest timber are only a web page draw back. Your night stroll is just not a similar when you come to grasp the quiet giants that line the city's streets.

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During the scorching, hot summer of 2010, as I worked on this book with Trudy Smoke, she saw some men watering trees on Broadway and noticed the word “Greenkeepers” on their t-shirts. She found out that they were part of the Goddard-Riverside Community Center on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. I contacted them and arranged to meet with a coordinator of this amazing program. Elizabeth Ewell is the business manager for Greenkeepers, an organization that trains formerly homeless men and women in horticulture and tree care.

Cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN-13: 978-1-4214-0151-5 (hardcover : alk. paper) ISBN-13: 978-1-4214-0152-2 (pbk. : alk. paper) ISBN-10: 1-4214-0151-7 (hardcover : alk. paper) ISBN-10: 1-4214-0152-5 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Trees in cities—New York (State)—New York—Guidebooks. 2. Natural history—New York (State)—New York—Guidebooks. 3. )—Guidebooks. I. Title. 747—dc22 2011002626 A catalog record for this book is available from the British Library. All photographs are by Leslie Day, with the following exceptions: page 35 (bottom), courtesy David Bledsoe; page 42, courtesy Nasha Lina; page 113 (top), courtesy Zoe Homonoff; page 248 (bottom), courtesy Alexander Lein All watercolor plates © 2011 Trudy Smoke Maps by Alan Robbins Special discounts are available for bulk purchases of this book.

The Parks Department reported that “the number of street trees in the residential sections of Manhattan was being reduced each year by several thousands. Furthermore, the department had made no attempt to advise citizens who wanted to plant trees. ” For the first time, a tree census and tree study were conducted to determine the tree species best suited for city life. More than 100 years later, tree censuses are still conducted every ten years. Through these efforts, we have a better idea about what trees will thrive in the urban environment.

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