Day 1169

A dawn redwood on Houston Street

March 13th, 2015

After finishing my walk in Staten Island, I took the ferry to Manhattan. I was heading down East Houston Street when I looked up and saw this tree that I had somehow never noticed before. Rising about 100 feet into the air (Street View), it's said to be the tallest dawn redwood in Manhattan. It's located in the Liz Christy Community Garden, which was founded in 1973 and is considered the city's first community garden. (I think this means it's the first community garden to be officially recognized by the city [in 1974]; it's hard to imagine that there wasn't a plot of land in the five boroughs cultivated by a group of neighbors before the 1970s.)


  1. Karen Too says:

    That is a spectacular tree, and the perfect shape of it is also amazing.

  2. Sandi says:

    I fully understand why you’re a bit behind in your posting; the research you do has to take up a lot of your days.

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