Hackberry is related to American elm and has a similarly pleasing, vase shaped growth habit. The real beauty of this plant is more subtle, though, and that is its bark, which is gray and punctuated with corky ridges that cast crisp shadows reminiscent of a lunar landscape. The fruits, ripening in late summer and fall, are small, round and as sweet as dates, although the flesh is admittedly sparse..
Future generations of New Yorkers will enjoy more Eastern White Pines than we do. It’s a core species of the Million Trees NYCdrive. A crew of volunteers from the LIC Community Boathouse was happy to plant white pines in Floyd Bennett Field under the guidance of Friends of Gateway.
(Photo: Staff)The 2018 2019 fiscal year operating budget is split into five separate sections. Each targets a specific goal the city set based on the citizen priorities.The Safer Streets portion of the budget targets crime, fire and public safety related issues, and makes up more than half of the total budget. It includes funding for 14 new firefighters, the new Re Entry Navigators program, the Family Justice Center and police investigative services.Within this section, about $40 million is allocated for the Chattanooga Fire Department and $28.5 million is set aside for the Chattanooga Police Department.About $41 million is going to the Stronger Neighborhoods program, which includes public works projects.About $14 million is set aside for solid waste and recycling services; 6.2 million is forcitywide maintenance and $5.3 million goes toward public transportation.Smarter Students, Stronger Families aims to help Chattanooga youth and families by funding youth and family development centers and the public library with $30.7 million.Along with these programs, some of this money will go toward Baby University and a new Youth Summer Work Program.The Growing Economy portion of the budget includes about $19.5 million aimed at boost the city business and entrepreneurial growth.Growing Economy focuses on building up Chattanooga economic strength with an allocated $19.5 million.
Daniel L. Haulman of the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell Air Force Base recently wrote about men like Rogers. Petersburg and walks the short distance every Sunday to services at historic Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church at 912 Third Ave.
Recycling is free for businesses and residents.The city will send new trash “toters” and recycling containers to residents by mid summer. The recycling containers will be bigger to encourage more cooperation. Residents will then be limited, however, to one toter of trash for a flat removal fee.