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Walk Through Washington Square with Self-Guided Tour of Park Trees' Fall Foliage (Before it's too late!)

Walk Through Washington Square with Self-Guided Tour of Park Trees’ Fall Foliage (Before it’s too late!)

November 21, 2014

You have just a bit longer to see Washington Square Park’s panorama of magnificent colorful trees in action. And now, as you stroll through the park, you can identify the trees and learn all about them via a wonderful walking tour put together by Local Ecology identifying the park’s fall foliage. The self-guided tour begins at […]

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Up Next -- Phase IV: Washington Square Park's $1.7 Million Long-Awaited Sidewalks Reconstruction To Begin... Someday (Winter? Spring 2015? Date Still Unknown)

Up Next — Phase IV: Washington Square Park’s $1.7 Million Long-Awaited Sidewalks Reconstruction To Begin… Someday (Winter? Spring 2015? Date Still Unknown)

November 18, 2014

Community Board 2′s Parks Committee met on Wednesday, November 5th; on the agenda as a topic, among other issues, was Washington Square Park and private conservancy. Report back on that segment will be next. But first, some updated information on the long awaited repair of the park’s perimeter sidewalks which was discussed separately. A member […]

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Help Us Mobile "Map" Washington Square Park's Treasures - The Trees, Buried Minetta Creek & more! (Video)

Help Us Mobile “Map” Washington Square Park’s Treasures – The Trees, Buried Minetta Creek & more! (Video)

June 18, 2014

This great project, Washington Square Park Ecology, will create a map of the ecological assets of the park. Local Ecology and Washington Square Park Blog have partnered on this project. The final result will be: * A mobile map of the larger trees and the buried Minetta Brook/Creek and guide to other wildlife. * Users […]

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Are More Trees Dying Around the Washington Square Fountain -- Making Tally Eleven Dead Fountain Trees Since 2009?

Are More Trees Dying Around the Washington Square Fountain — Making Tally Eleven Dead Fountain Trees Since 2009?

May 6, 2014

Updated 9:46 a.m. Are More Trees Dying Around the Fountain Plaza? Nine trees have died around the Fountain since Phase I’s redesign construction was completed in 2009 — many in the same locations only to be replanted in the same way with the identical result: death. There are only eight trees that circle the fountain. […]

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Help Create Amazing, Virtual, Mobile Map of Washington Square Park's Trees and Buried Minetta Creek - Contribute Today!

Help Create Amazing, Virtual, Mobile Map of Washington Square Park’s Trees and Buried Minetta Creek – Contribute Today!

January 14, 2014

Washington Square Park Blog has partnered with Local Ecology for this very cool project called Washington Square Park Ecology Project. Washington Square Park Ecology Project will consist of a mobile map that users can use to identify ALL the trees in the Park as well as the buried Minetta Creek which runs underneath the Park! Via a […]

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Is 10th (11th?) Tree Dying Around the Fountain?

Is 10th (11th?) Tree Dying Around the Fountain?

August 22, 2013

Updated Oh fountain trees, you’ve been hanging in there for a little while now. The tally had been nine dead trees as of last summer tho’ I’ve been told there might have been a tenth. NBC News covered the issue (and interviewed me) in 2011 — at that point, the total was 8 dead trees […]

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Washington Square Linden Tree No More | Did "Half-Ass" Protection During Park Construction Kill the Linden Tree?

Washington Square Linden Tree No More | Did “Half-Ass” Protection During Park Construction Kill the Linden Tree?

July 2, 2013

Updated 10:03 p.m. Oh Linden tree, so sad to see you go. When I first wrote about the Linden tree in Washington Square Park’s Eastern section in 2011, I discovered all kinds of amazing things about this tree. Earlier this year or maybe even last fall, I started to notice the tree was declining — […]

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Tree Down Inside Park Along Washington Square North

Tree Down Inside Park Along Washington Square North

May 28, 2013

Saturday. Magnolia Tree.

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Bubbles at the Arch, Park's Lawn Restoration, Garibaldi in the Spring, and Linden Tree's Decline

Bubbles at the Arch, Park’s Lawn Restoration, Garibaldi in the Spring, and Linden Tree’s Decline

April 26, 2013
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AfterMath of Fire Caused by Torched, Discarded Christmas Trees at Washington Square: Living Trees Now Struggling to Survive

AfterMath of Fire Caused by Torched, Discarded Christmas Trees at Washington Square: Living Trees Now Struggling to Survive

April 16, 2013

A cherry blossom tree, the magnolia tree, and more are struggling to survive this spring at Washington Square in the aftermath of a fire that occurred at the Park in January, when discarded Christmas trees, left prematurely for mulching, were presumably lit on fire. In this first photo, you can see the cherry blossom tree, half […]

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