4 Public Gardens Destroyed by Sandy Are in Dire Need of Help

City officials and staff ask the general public to help get them back on track

By on November 12th, 2012 21:41 GMT

While some are busy lending a helping hand to the American citizens whose homes were destroyed by hurricane Sandy, others are trying to restore the parks and public gardens which were also damaged by this major storm.

Thus, city officials and environmentalists are asking that the general public donate whatever sum of money they might have to spare in order to get these public gardens back on track.

Information concerning how and where to donate is made available on the official website for each of these parks.

According to Tree Hugger, the Planting Fields Arboretum in the town of Oyster Bay, New York lost about 100-150 large trees, one of which was a state champion Weeping Silver Linden.

Moreover, the people working at this public garden are now struggling to keep the more vulnerable plants in their care warm, a task which is made all the more difficult by the fact that they lack enough fuel and therefore cannot keep the generators running at full capacity.

The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York was also hit by hurricane Sandy, which ended up damaging about 150 trees and roughly 100 memorials and monuments.

Both the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the New York Botanical Garden lost numerous historically significant trees, and are in dire need of help so that the staff working at these two public gardens can do some damage control and replant some of the vegetation that was lost during the storm.

Besides financial support, those wishing to help restore these urban patches of greenery to their former glory can sign up as volunteers.

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Several public gardens destroyed by hurricane Sandy need help getting back on track
   Several public gardens destroyed by hurricane Sandy need help getting back on track