A: We will not be able to get a true picture of the tree and plant mortality caused by Hurricane Sandy until late summer or early fall, when we can observe their behavior throughout the growing season. In the interim, we have been and will continue to remediate soil, as necessary, with compost and gypsum – both mitigate salt damage – to encourage the return of healthy biological functioning.
We also encourage residents to water their street trees, which helps to flush out excess salt. For more information on tree watering and to learn how you can become a tree steward, visit milliontreesnyc.org or contact MillionTreesNYC directly at (212) 360-TREE.
If you would like to have a street tree near you inspected, please call 311.