Trees in Fort Greene Park are a defining feature of the landscape. The Osage orange tree at the entry with its arching branches and softball-sized green fruit is one of the most beloved. However, after years of being climbed upon, this tree and its eroded understory need a break. NYC Parks crews have aerated the soil and added compost to allow the roots to better access nutrients, air, and water. New plantings will hold the soil and provide a welcoming entry. As part of the project, the running trail has been rerouted to a flat area in line with South Oxford Street to avoid tree roots and reduce the compaction of our fragile slopes.
Together, these steps aim to strike a balance between contemporary demand for active recreation and the preservation of the natural beauty of our historic landscape. Please respect the fences.
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Director of Fort Greene Park