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De-viners work in PromGarden: Divine results

Neil Calet, Ellie Levinson, Tom Cahalan. All photos by Koren Volk

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The De-Viners were out in full force on Tuesday morning in the Promenade Garden. Armed with pruners, loppers, gloves and bags, this indefatigable crew de-vined the gardens between Remsen and Montague Streets where, shall we say, there was a bit of a vine problem.

Matthew Morrow, Community Coordinator and Gardener for the NYC Parks Department, spoke with residents who share the wrought iron fence with the Promenade Gardens to solicit their understanding and support for the project.

The vines – Hedera helix (English Ivy), Parthenocissus tricuspidata (Boston Ivy), Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia Creeper) and Vitis (Grapes) – are all fast-growing, clinging vines that will choke a tree or shrub if not controlled.

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Follow the Promenade Gardens Conservancy on Facebook and Twitter @PromenadeGarden.

To join the Promenade Gardens Conservancy volunteers or for more information, contact the BHA at 718-858-9193.

Rob Donohoe

Pearl Hochstadt, one of the group’s octogenarians.

Richard Dean

Ellie Levinson

Alan Luks

Karen Schlesinger

 Phyllis Starkman

Pat Lucey

Snails and a variety of insects inhabit the vines.

August 21, 2013 - 12:30pm


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