...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?