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Please find here the approved applications to the Social Art Award 2021 – New Greening. The open call was closed on 1 May.

The next Open Call for the Social Art Ward will be opened in early 2023.

 

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Pop-up Garden in a Street Tree Bed, aka Layla's...
by Matthew Lopez-Jensen
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Title:
Pop-up Garden in a Street Tree Bed, aka Layla's...

Author:
Matthew Lopez-Jensen

Description:
Tree Love: Street Trees and Stewardship in New York City is a portrait of urban street trees and the spontaneous acts of stewardship found in tree beds. With nearly 700,000 street trees in New York City it is a project that might never end. The photographs here are a selection from an archive of thousands. I have walked hundreds of miles through almost every neighborhood and am spurred on by each instance of people caring for trees. I am also one of the many volunteer Citizen Pruners so it is impossible to see a tree as only a photographic subject. Old growth, self-planted, stunted, scarred, broken, coppiced, blighted, blight-resistant, rare, over-pruned, wild, each tree exhibits time and circumstance in its own way. And tree beds are as equally idiosyncratic with homemade tree guards, hand drawn signs, unique plant and flower combinations, decorations and ornaments, benches, bird feeders, and more often than not, too much garbage.
Description:
Tree Love: Street Trees and Stewardship in New York City is a portrait of urban street trees and the spontaneous acts of stewardship found in tree beds. With nearly 700,000 street trees in New York City it is a project that might never end. The photographs here are a selection from an archive of thousands. I have walked hundreds of miles through almost every neighborhood and am spurred on by each instance of people caring for trees. I am also one of the many volunteer Citizen Pruners so it is impossible to see a tree as only a photographic subject. Old growth, self-planted, stunted, scarred, broken, coppiced, blighted, blight-resistant, rare, over-pruned, wild, each tree exhibits time and circumstance in its own way. And tree beds are as equally idiosyncratic with homemade tree guards, hand drawn signs, unique plant and flower combinations, decorations and ornaments, benches, bird feeders, and more often than not, too much garbage.

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