Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Brooklyn Heights Association Makes the Neighborhood Greener

Fifty years ago, as a part of the fight to stop Robert Moses from splitting the Heights with the highway, the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) planted trees throughout the neighborhood.

Since then, the association has established a tree fund to support the continuation of these tree plantings. Last year, the BHA planted 27.

Irene Janner of the BHA said that two years ago, the organization held a drive to raise money for its tree fund. Members of the association starting looking for empty pits that they could plant in, then consulted the Parks Department, which ... read more

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