"The installation of the new $12 million dollar 'sustainable' administration building designed by the Green Design Award winning BKSK Architects for the Queens Botanic Garden is anything but "green." Building construction has occurred in blatant disregard of the QBG landscape resulting in numerous incidences of permanent construction damage to valuable large shade trees.
Root zones have been compacted by machinery and roots physically torn and removed by as much as 75%. Many trees are now a public liability that will require their removal. Yes, that's correct, the removal of trees because of neglect by NYC officials.
Where is the tree loving President of QBG Susan Lacert while all this damage to public trees is occurring?
On the Crapper of course.
As an important cultural institution in Queens, the destruction, not preservation, of large shade trees is the legacy of our publicly funded Botanical Garden. And that's a load of crap."