Spring Cutback: The Finishing Touches

Last week, our administrative staff joined our gardeners in the park to help trim back plants near West 29th Street.
 

We are in our final week of High Line Spring Cutback.

Spring Cutback is an intense six-week-long undertaking that involves trimming back the High Line’s wild grasses, perennials, and shrubs to make way for new spring growth. It’s our biggest horticultural task of the year and High Line Gardeners couldn’t do it without the help of a dedicated group of volunteers.

Stop by the park and see the transformation underway, and follow us after the jump for an update on our recent work.

We have worked our way up to West 29th Street, carefully trimming around the spring blooms that are filling up the planting beds. Thanks to the help of a great group from HR&A Advisors this past week, and the continued efforts of our team of dedicated staff and volunteers, we’re nearly finished.

The final touches of Spring Cutback were completed earlier this week. Volunteers joining us in the coming days will be helping with other crucial spring horticultural tasks like weeding, and thinning and dividing plants.

This week, we’re pleased to welcome a group of 10 local teens who will be working with us as part of our first-ever High Line Green Corps. During this exciting new High Line program, these teens will be joining High Line Gardeners in the planting beds and learning about green jobs from a variety of guest speakers. Stay tuned to the High Line Blog next week for a wrap-up and photos.

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