October 4, 2010

DIY tree planting and planting table

Planting your own street tree is one of two permitted ways to have a tree planted in front of your home or business in New York City. The other way is to request a tree via the Parks Department's forestry service request system. The NYC Parks provides a 23-page Tree Planting Standards document to those who opt to plant a tree. I wish the City offered a video like the one offered by San Francisco's Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) which can be viewed here.

If you already have a tree in front of your home or business and would like some greenspace in your home or garden, check out the Planting Table, a Scout Regalia Cutsheet Project 01 (hat tip: L.A. at Home blog). The table was designed for outdoors but I can imagine it an apartment by a north-facing window.  The firm is self-described as "dedicated to supporting local fabricators, and aspires to embody innovation, discipline, and inquisitiveness in all the work that is produced."

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