A Forest in Times Square…

.. but the beavers might take a little longer.
Rhus copallina
My friend, the botanist and all around urban nature superhero Marielle Anzelone, is fundraising for a PopUp Forest in Times Square.

Sounds crazy, right? A bit of forest in the resolutely artificial, corporate-gagged, light-pollution-bathed, Elmo-stalked, tourist-duped nightmare they’ve made of the ol’ Forty-Deuce? Precisely the point!

Click the link for more details: as you can imagine, there will be a lot of details to work out before this happens in the spring of 2016. This is a Kickstarter campaign, to raise the initial money for early programming, marketing, and overall concept design, so you can give as little as a dollar or as much as…. (and there are rewards for such things, if you need a bribe.)

2 Responses to “A Forest in Times Square…”


  1. 1 drdann November 5, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Thanks Matthew for the tip. I can’t wait to join Marielle and you at the pop up forest and for the virtual camtour of Inwood Hill Park!

  2. 2 mthew March 16, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Reblogged this on Backyard and Beyond and commented:

    The PopUp Forest in Times Square is back on! This is my original post, with updated link to the Kickstarter page. Let’s get this thing going!


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