Field Report: Meet the Trees

As part of the Governors Island Park and Public Space Project, we’re set to plant thousands of new trees, with more than fifty different species. Trees are so important to park projects like ours that we buy the trees a year before we’re even ready to plant them, picking out exactly the ones we want to make sure they’re healthy and handsome (and available!).  Since we’re planting far more trees and in greater diversity than any one nursery has on hand at any given time, members of our design team have been traveling far and wide on a “tree tagging” expedition. Trees destined for a new life on Governors Island next year are currently growing happily in nurseries in seven states including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Tennessee, Illinois and Oregon.  Here’s a sneak peak at a few:

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