In response to the destruction of seven rare and valuable shade trees at Fitzgerald/Ginsberg Mansion in Flushing last month, members of Community Board 7 debated a resolution to make it illegal to cut down trees that are more than 25 years old without city permission.
CB7 waffles on illegal tree cutting resolution
Members of CB 7 debated the finer points of the resolution for upwards of two hours Monday night and ultimately decided to table it for further discussion at their June meeting, but their intention was clear.
"We agree that the future of the city depends on a greener New York City," said CB 7 member Kim Ohanian. "Protecting the tree canopy of New York City is a crucial first step."