Phase V Tree Planting in Riverside Park South
In the fall of 2018, several young trees were planted as part of the Phase V construction in Riverside Park South. Not only do these new trees symbolize welcome progress in the creation of brand new park space, but they are incredibly important to our personal health, the well-being of our communities, and the health of the planet. Like each and every tree in this city, these trees will actively mitigate erosion from storm water runoff, filter pollutants from the air, and drastically cool temperatures.That is why the Riverside Park Conservancy spends so much time and resources caring for our trees, and advocating for their protection. In October 2018, the Conservancy testified at a City Council hearing about the importance of preserving and protecting city trees and forests – you can read our testimony here.
Did you know? Just one single tree can reduce the temperature in its immediate area by about 3 degrees, and that single tree will reduce particulate matter in that area by up to 24% (source: The Nature Conservancy).
We encourage you to head down to Riverside Park South and watch these amazing young trees grow.