Chris Roddick, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s chief arborist, teaches us how to plant companions for street trees in the Trees NY Citizen Pruner course. This clematis will climb the trunk – but care needs to be taken to prevent it from encroaching on the canopy (it’ll deprive the leaves of light and hide potential damage to the tree).
After brunch, I brought some friends to Green Depot to check out their cleaning product refill station.
An edible green wall caught my eye when walking passed Valcucine.
My friend Jane had to drop off her bike for repairs and this beauty was outside: the electric hybrid Ultramotor A2B bike.
Same friend Jane lives in The Solaire. I asked for a tour of the building’s green roof.
They prevent storm water run-off and heat island effect…
Another green building, The Verdesian across the way.
And for the green dwelling trifecta, The TriBeCa Green.
Back on terra firma, a sign for the latest car-sharing service, Mint, caught my eye. (Move over zipcar, now there’s something fresher…)