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    Photo of the Week: Trees in Bloom

    Photo by Eddie CrimminsThroughout the streets and gardens of New York City, trees are in full bloom. This week, particularly in the park's "forested" areas – along the southernmost section of the park (pictured here), the Chelsea Thicket, and Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover – spring is m... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Allegheny Serviceberry

    The High Line's planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
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    Green Corps Celebrates Spring

    Members of Green Corps staff along with Teen Programs staff. Photo by Rowa Lee. Every spring, High Line Green Corps teen staff commit their entire spring break to assisting High Line gardeners with Spring Cutback. During this time, they trim back plants to make way for spring growth and visit oth... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Allegheny Spurge

    The High Line's planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Dawn viburnum

    Photo by Rick DarkePhotographer, landscape ethicist, author, and lecturer Rick Darke is a multi-talented person who has touched the work of Friends of the High Line in so many ways over the years. He has documented the railway in photos since weeds were growing wild along the tracks. He has given... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Giant Pussy Willow

    The High Line's planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Golden Bunch Crocus

    The High Line's planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
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    Spring Cutback 2015 Wraps in Record Time!

    Photo by Liz Ligon.Despite a late start this year, we are finishing Cutback 2015 in record time. The gardening staff is attending to a few last cuts and snips, but thanks to our dedicated and hard-working volunteers, this year was a breeze. We collected more than 65 cubic yards of debris from th... read more
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    Plant of the Week: Common Snowdrop

    The High Line's planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, d... read more
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    Photo of the Week: Spring Blooms

    Photo by Steven SeveringhausIn spring, every fresh shoot of green that pops up and every delicate flower that blossoms is a reminder that warm weather is right around the corner – even if the forecast seems to disagree. The High Line is home to a variety of early bloomers that brighten up the oth... read more