Give your local street tree a hug, or just a hand. — Brooklynian

Give your local street tree a hug, or just a hand.

edited May 2014 in Prospect Heights

Street Tree Task Force asks you to lend a hand

In the last five years, the volunteers in the Prospect Heights Street Tree Task force have stepped up to maintain the health of our street trees by pruning trees, enriching soil and mulching beds.  

But the Street Tree Task Force cannot continue to provide the same level of tree care to our neighborhood street trees without additional support from our neighbors.   


There are many ways you can become involved.  If you are a member of a block or merchant association please encourage one of your members to join the Task Force’s steering committee. If you are not affiliated with an association why not become a steering committee member yourself and help guide our course of action for this year.  By partnering with the Street Tree Task Force, you will ensure that our neighborhood’s trees receive the care and attention they need to survive and even flourish!


You can reach the Street Tree Task Force at or telephone Bob Biegen at 718-789-2469.  With your help our tree care program will continue.


  • Very nice idea - spruces up the neighborhood and makes it more livable. We have a similar program here in St Paul and it is well supported by the community.
  • This entity gives such organizations $1000, they can use toward supplies needed to care for the trees.
  • I hope you can see this from our neighborhood newspaper in St Paul:

    if so, please check the article re Mr Ales and his Friendship Club - this group (mostly of teens) helps with trimming trees and bushes in order to beautify the area

    I have known Mr Ales for 20 years.  He is a devout Christian who still volunteers to coach boys tennis at Humboldt High School.  The kids in the school absolutely love him as he is a very caring person. Last year (or the year before) he was  admitted into the school's football Hall of Fame. 
  • When: Saturday, July 19, 9:30AM – 11:00AM
    Where: Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue (between Sterling Place and St. John’s Place)

    The Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force is offering a free hands-on workshop – Street Tree Care 101: How to Help Your Street Trees Thrive, on Saturday, July 19, 9:30-11:00 am – at the Brooklyn Brainery.

    This will be a fun gathering with neighbors who also love our city’s street trees and want to know more about how to help them survive and flourish.
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