Mayor Bloomberg says he wants to turn New York City green by planting 1 million new trees.
So why is he firing up the chainsaws in Washington Square Park?
That was the question asked yesterday by a group of environmental advocates, who protested a city plan to chop some 32 trees as part of a $16 million renovation of the historic park.
"Pulling down the trees is a crime against nature," said neighborhood resident Sharon Woolums, who was among a group of about 50 tree-huggers who joined a protest yesterday to stop the downtown deforestation.
The mayor was mum yesterday about the park plan, which seemed to fly in the face of his bucolic vision of his "Million Trees Initiative."
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