Thursday, April 3, 2008

Metro debunks Million Trees initiative

Mayor’s program: Plant million trees
by patrick arden / metro new york

NEW YORK. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared April as MillionTreesNYC Month. But to accomplish his goal of planting 1 million new trees by 2030, New Yorkers might have to buy most of the saplings themselves.

Residents near the Ridgewood Reservoir wonder why all the emphasis is on “new.” They’re fighting a proposal to raze 20 acres of dense forest to put down artificial turf fields. Yet, as the neighborhood around Yankee Stadium learned in a court ruling, “Trees themselves have no legal protections.”

Former Parks commissioner Henry Stern pushed for a law to punish the destroyers of trees. Nowadays it’s likely to be the city that’s pulling the chain saw.

“I’ve never seen an administration so intent on the destruction of trees,” said Geoffrey Croft of NYC Park Advocates. “It’s open season.”

Tree muggers

Here’s a partial list of recent hatchet jobs:

Randall’s Island: thousands
Macombs Dam and Mullaly parks: 377
Washington Square: up to 32
Highbridge Park: 51
Union Square: 14


Anonymous said...

Its true, the whole "million tree initative" was a load of sh*t.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the door hit Dumb-berg in the ass on his way out!

He's proven to be one of NYC's worst!

Anonymous said...

Just about any development project in Queens we lose a tree.

The areas to be hollowed out lose trees, the areas target for development as well as Manhattan are getting them.

A bit like the tired 'affordable housing' canard. Its just a bone thrown to the public to suggest they go along with something that will benefit someone else.

Anonymous said...

This is insane. How much more does Bloomberg want to bleed New Yorkers? Congestion pricing, paying for trees, what next?
Just who the f*&k does he want living here in NYC anyway?

Anonymous said...

Bloombum wants his developers and aliens by his side, to eradicate the middle class in particular. How he would he feel as a mature tree? He speaks through his teeth in ways so unimaginable, and is one of the worst mayors, if not the worst.

Anonymous said...

As that
infamous political cartoon
had suggested.....
HANG HIM from one of those trees
(ha,ha, ha)!

Anonymous said...

Bloomberg says he did not know about the Quinn fluff in the budget he signed off on.

Bull sh%t. Bloomie is not the good businessmen he thinks he is.


I wonder who was paid off to support this horror of a tax on the poor and middle class.