I adopted a tree on my block using the fascinating Million Trees NYC site. This is extremely exciting for so many reasons.
a) We don’t have to haul ourselves on the bus for an hour to volunteer to clean up the city (although we can if we want.)
b) Reading the tree guide motivates me to curb a certain dog and give her non-tree options during our perambulations.
c) Gardening on our block!
d) Meet the neighbors and do something positive for our community.
Ok, so good idea! But the tree the city planted last year failed to thrive-
So I tried to find the tree across the street on the app and it was not there. But I am surveying it to understand what I will need to do for our tree once it arrives. So many projects! Watering every week, cleaning trash and waste, building a little fence, etc.