Mad. Sq. Hort Blog


State of Our Trees

Each year, our team completes a thorough tree inspection and assessment to determine the health of our trees. This allows us to identify which trees [Read More]

Caring for an Arboretum

Since 2018, Madison Square Park has been an arboretum. Caring for an arboretum is no small feat. Our seven-acre park, housing over 300 trees, requires [Read More]

2020 Wildlife: A Cooper’s Hawk Hunt

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)     It seems like not too long ago, spring was just beginning to sprout from the frozen winter earth. Now, [Read More]

Meet the Trees: Southern Magnolia

The Southern Magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora is a beautiful evergreen tree native to the southern United States. It can be found natively east to South Carolina [Read More]

The Beat of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker’s Drum

Click to listen: Your browser does not support the audio element.   The changing of our ash tree’s leaves marked the beginning of fall at [Read More]

Leaving the Leaves

  Traditional urban horticulture once saw fallen leaves as an unsightly place where harmful fungi, pests, and other nuisances would reside. Today, we understand that [Read More]

Camellias in Bloom

  As winter approaches, many gardeners begin to look for plants that extend the length of the growing season. One of their top picks is [Read More]

2020 Colorful Lives

As a managed green space, Madison Square Park is a vital source of food and shelter for native and migrating fauna throughout the year. With [Read More]

Meet the Trees: Pin Oak, The Most Important Plant

  Quercus palustris or the pin oak is a common oak in the Madison Square Park Urban forest. The pin oak is native to New York [Read More]

2020 Creepy Crawlers 

As a managed green space, Madison Square Park is a vital source of food and shelter for native and migrating fauna throughout the year. As [Read More]