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Councilman to Plant More Trees in Carroll Gardens

A sapling in Carroll Gardens.
A sapling in Carroll Gardens.
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CARROLL GARDENS — A couple of tree-barren sidewalks in Carroll Gardens are slated to see new saplings in the coming months, City Councilman Brad Lander said.

Although the Parks Department has yet to evaluate locations and the dates are still to be determined, the councilman hopes to add 85 new trees to his district at the request of his constituents.

Two locations in Carroll Gardens were chosen as potential beneficiaries of the project. New trees are expected to be installed at Hamilton Avenue, near the Luquer Street Triangle, and Coles Street at Henry Street under the plan.

The project, which is expected to cost around $100,000, is part of the councilman’s Partcipatory Budgeting program, which allows community members to pitch ideas on how he should use $1 million of his capital budget.

“In participatory budgeting, the community prioritized planting trees on blocks with few, if any, trees. It is a project that will benefit neighborhoods across the 39th District," Lander said in an email.

"The funds will be allocated in this year’s capital budget and I will work with the Parks Department and district residents to find the best locations for these trees."