“At the very least, if the mayor is going to require homeowners to have street trees, the city should pick up the tab,” Councilman Tony Avella said.
Speaking at a press conference in Bayside on Friday, the mayoral candidate called attention to inherent flaws in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed tree planting amendments for PlaNYC 2030.
He pointed out that while new trees were mandatory, the plan failed to protect existing mature trees.
Mayor’s New Tree Regs Fall On Homeowners
Avella calls city tree plan a burden on residents
Here's a slideshow on the amendment from city planning:
Street Tree Planting Text Amendment