To support an innovative urban greening and tree planting project, TD Bank Group and the Arbor Day Foundation awarded the Queens Botanical Garden a $20,000 grant last week.
QBG will partner with students from John Bowne High School’s agriculture program to help fight urban heat island effect by planting trees ad installing green infrastructure in the Cherry Circle of the Garden.
QBG staff and interns, as well as students from John Bowne HS and Cardozo HS, led a mulching demonstration on the newly-planted trees.
According to the garden, here are the new trees planted:
Golden Raindrops Crabapple
AKA ‘Golden Raindrops’
AKA ‘Emerald Pagoda’
Japanese Tree Lilac
AKA ‘Winter King’
Pink Mountain Silverbell
Halesia tetraptera var. monticola
AKA ‘Arnold Pink’