As part of the City of Long Beach’s City-wide effort to replant thousands of trees that were toppled or damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy, Sustainable Long Island worked with volunteers from TD Bank and the City of Long Beach’s Department of Public Works on October 14, 2015 planting 31 trees along JJ Evans Blvd in the North Park community.
The trees and location were selected in coordination with the City and are in conformance with the City’s Tree Replanting Master Plan. Planting these trees helps absorb and filter stormwater, while also cleaning the air, providing fresh oxygen, cooling the street, and conserving energy.
City Manager Jack Schnirman, Department of Public Works Commissioner Jim Lacarruba, and TD Bank’s Lisa Holland were on hand to kick-off the planting. This effort would have not been possible without the generous support of TD Bank and the City’s Department of Public Works who staged the trees and materials for the volunteers.