"Along with the demolition of many classic old homes across Queens comes the damage and destruction of highly valued and productive curbside shade trees. Our communities gain enormously from the environmental and aesthetic benefits provided by shade trees that make up our larger URBAN FOREST.
This contractor at 58th Avenue and 196th Place did not think so. Under full violation of the Department of Park's rules and regulation for protecting street trees, he decided that curbs and sidewalks are more valuable than the life sustaining tree roots, now removed.
The contractor may now pay for the destruction of these public trees but the community again has lost their irreplacable shade trees. These can not be replaced.
To think that none of the neighbors said a word to stop the contractor."
Always Fast again, eh? Did they get the right house this time at least?
See QC's "How to Save Street Trees" for a lesson in protecting urban greenery.