Park NYC


Parks & Recreation

The Central Park Conservancy was formed in 1980 to bring the Park back to Olmstead & Vaux’s vision when they won the contest to create Central Park. The Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization that rescued and restored the Park from its blighted condition forty years ago, and today maintains and cares for Central Park in partnership with the City.

Accomplishment Client was Seeking

Central Park’s Engineer’s Gate at Fifth Avenue & 90th Street is a heavily used access area to the Park’s walkways, running paths and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. It’s also a convenient public space where cyclists, runners and visitors alike congregate to meet and relax. The Conservancy wanted to safely transplant an existing large Cherry tree and plant two major Princeton Elm trees on each side of the 90th Street entrance to Central Park.

Solution / Work Executed by Marando

We dug and properly drum laced the existing mature Cherry Tree around its root ball. This procedure enabled us to successfully remove the tree from Engineer’s Gate and replant it in the Conservancy’s desired new area.
The Cherry tree’s removal also facilitated Marando’s preparation for the installation of two 10-inch caliper Princeton Elm Trees on either side of the 90th Street entranceway.

End Result

The Cherry tree was carefully transplanted and the two Princeton Elm trees were successfully rooted at each side of Central Park’s Engineer’s Gate. The resultant lush shade for the Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and running paths and walkways has created a beautiful refuge for New Yorkers and tourists alike and serves as a favorite public space to relax, play, and feel free in the heart of Manhattan.