Friday, August 24, 2007

More street trees for Queens

...almost 20 percent more trees line the city's sidewalks today than was the case 10 years ago.

In Queens, the number of street trees - enumerated as 217,111 during the 1995-96 tree count - increased by 22,771 to 239,882, or 10 percent more for 2005-06. Queens has the most trees, just over 40 percent of the total population.


Census Shows Street Trees Add Value To City Life

More than 35 percent of the city's street trees are growing under wires, and with the exception of Manhattan, overhead wires are the predominant urban infrastructure that conflicts with trees in all neighborhoods in New York City. The next biggest problem either caused by or affecting trees is damaged sidewalks, and almost 50,000 trees in Queens present this problem.

Queens should be getting 55,000 new trees by the time the next tree census is due to begin in 2015.


And how many of the existing ones will have been chopped down by developers by then?

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't let Dennis Asshole Gallagher know - he'll have his developer friends cut them all down right now. Nothing stands in the way once Dennis gets a (financial) blowjob from a foreign developer.

Anonymous said...

So while the city plants new saplings they allow magnificent old growth trees (some rare examples)
to be butchered.

Not much of a "good deal" is it ?

Just another example of more NYC hypocrisy!

Anonymous said...

So Queens has 10% more trees than it had ten years ago, and will have 55,000 more new trees in the next 8 years (approximately 25% increase), and yet still someone here complains.

Anonymous said...

Queens street trees have been felled by the Asian Long-horned beetle, lightning strikes, overpruning and developers. We won't have 10% more trees, we'll struggle to maintain the status quo.

Anonymous said...

my dog will be happy

Taxpayer said...

Who is going to protect the new trees from the Queens Rapist?

Anonymous said...

The whole city, not just Queens, has been facing the same problems that were mentioned, and yet, the number of trees still grew by 10%. If the article stated the Brooklyn had the most trees, you would be complaining that the city is doing nothing to plant more. I take this as a good sign, so stop complaining so much...how can someone take good news like this and turn it into something negative? And FYI, the city no longer plants trees that are hosts to the Asian Long-horned Beetle. I may be wrong, but I think they also started a program that will only plant trees that are indigenous to NY. Sounds like a good idea to me.

Queens Crapper said...

No one here is saying planting more trees is wrong. But more needs to be done to save the ones we already have. They are under seige.

Anonymous said...

It is a fact that a tree planted today cannot grow as big as the 100+ year 'old growth' trees due to unfavorable changes in the environment. Old trees must also be protected.

Anonymous said...

Keep crying about those trees. They were on private property. Owners still have certain rights.

Lets move on.

Queens Crapper said...

We are talking about street trees being chopped down by developers. Those are not on private land.

Anonymous said...

Tell 'em Crappy! I have dozens of photos of street trees cut down by developers illegally.

Anonymous said...

They now expect street trees to only last 20 or 25 years.

In CB1 they are still waging a war against trees. It makes it difficult to park your car on the former front yard and stands in the way of developers.

So they take advantage of the old men and tell them it clogs sewers and makes leaves that have to be cleaned up in the fall.

CB1 plays Astoria like a fiddle, or better yet, whipping a beat horse.

God forbid anyone else interfere.

Anonymous said...

Yea, I remembered when St Saviours lost it historic trees.

A leading figure in preservation simply shrugged his shoulders.

Some leadership.

Anonymous said...

Only God can make a tree....
but only a mother f-----g ill born bastard
would think of cutting a healthy old one down !

Anonymous said...

The comments about

1. the dog being happy and
2. protecting the trees from the "Queens Rapist"

almost made me fall out of my chair.