There was a fascinating article which appeared in this week’s New York magazine entitled “An Arboreal Census of Central Park”, written by Christopher Bonanos and beautifully photographed in black and white by Nathan Harger. The piece examined the past twelve months of rather inclimate weather in New York and how that has imacted twenty-three specimens straining to thrive and survive in Central Park. The article included a map so that visitors can easily locate these specific trees. The article also claims there are 23,551 trees in the park (500 alone were lost during last August’s storm which swept through Manhattan) and describes the city’s admirable efforts to care for them. Tree hugging – it’s Rustic Chic.
Photos by Nathan Harger