Urban Forest Care in Hell’s Kitchen

Janes Walk

Led By Elizabeth Young AND Meral Marino

With Clinton Housing Development Corporation Horticulture Director Meral Marino and NYC Parks Care Captain volunteer Elizabeth Young

Hell’s Kitchen’s recognized horticulturalist Meral Marino highlights which native plants thrive in her Manhattan tree beds, sharing her tried-and-true expertise on brightening neighborhoods in NYC. Participants will learn how she plants for success in area tree gardens, building on her invaluable experience in Midtown West. We also will check in on the efforts to create a butterfly trail on 9th Avenue in the mid 40s, enriching the monarch butterfly migration corridor, and learn the steps NYC Parks tree stewards take to nurture our tree canopy and address heat vulnerability in urban areas.

The 9th Avenue meeting place is close to the 42nd Street/ Port Authority Bus Terminal stop where the subway lines A/C/E are accessible. 9th Avenue has curb cuts and is accessible to wheelchair users, although there are areas of uneven pavement. The tour route is roughly 3/4 mile.
Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Friday, May 6, 2022
9:00 AM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Advocacy, Environment
Language: English
A playground in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Gryffindor. Modifications: photo cropped.