Lots of threatened spaces in Queens this summer:
An Elmhurst library built with Andrew Carnegie's funds and a Flushing grove filled with exotic plants top Queens preservationists' must-save list for the summer.
Library, rare trees facing final chapter
Demolition crews plan to wreck the 101-year-old library next fall and city workers recently rumbled a truck into historic Kissena Grove, leaving residents worried about the roots of rare trees there.
Tree lovers warn city not to down elm
"This tree is part of our Flushing family, like all of us are," Liu said to a score of tree-hugging locals at a press conference Monday underneath the shade of the wych elm. "We want to see that nothing happens to this tree."
More on the Elm:
Flushing residents urge city to save old elm tree
City, Save This Tree Flushing Residents Ask
Rally For 100-Year-Old Elm Tree
Photo from Forgotten NY