Queens Botanical Garden awarded $20K TD Green Space Grant

Photo courtesy of Queens Botanical Garden

To support an innovative urban greening and tree planting project, TD Bank Group and the Arbor Day Foundation awarded the Queens Botanical Garden a $20,000 grant last week.

QBG will partner with students from John Bowne High School’s agriculture program to help fight urban heat island effect by planting trees ad installing green infrastructure in the Cherry Circle of the Garden.

QBG staff and interns, as well as students from John Bowne HS and Cardozo HS, led a mulching demonstration on the newly-planted trees.

According to the garden, here are the new trees planted:

Golden Raindrops Crabapple

Malus transitoria

AKA ‘Golden Raindrops’


Japanese Snowbell                     

Styrax japonicus

AKA ‘Emerald Pagoda’


Japanese Tree Lilac

Syringa reticulata                                                 


Green Hawthorn

Crataegus viridis

AKA ‘Winter King’                        


Pink Mountain Silverbell

Halesia tetraptera var. monticola

AKA ‘Arnold Pink’             


Pagoda Dogwood

Cornus alternifolia                                                           

Mountain Silverbell

Halesia monticola


Elizabeth Magnolia

Magnolia x

AKA ‘Elizabeth’

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