Winter is a dreary time for Prospect Park as it roars back to life after winter. This park is termed Brooklyn’s Backyard and at spring the grasses here start metamorphosing from patchy brown to lush emerald. There are long meadow trees here that are very tall and on nice days the light breeze blows through their leaves. To make the park have long term maintenance, new grown saplings begins to see the light of day during spring. But most of the trees at Prospect Park are commemorative ones. They were planted by donors to honor their loved ones or remember someone who have died. This season 46 trees will be planted. About 36 individuals will be doing the planting. This is a record year for Prospect park because it is seeing the greatest number of donors planting trees this season. Very slowly many of the persons who come to the park to throw Frisbees are beginning to be made aware of the program of planting trees by donors. This is because trees are being tagged with plaques in honor of the donors. This program has been around since 1988 and is set to continue into the future.
- Winter is a dreary time for Prospect Park and it awaits the end of Winter because when spring comes it comes back to life.
- When the days are nice one can enjoy a light breeze that ripples through the fresh leaves among the Long Meadow trees in the Park.
- Most of the trees in the park are for commemorative purposes which donors have planted in honor of their loved ones.
“Most frisbee-tossing patrons of the park likely know very little about the program, but that’s starting to change. In 2016, the Alliance began tagging donated trees with temporary plaques, which note the honoree and donors’ names along with a brief message.”