From the NY Post:
The doomsday budget Mayor Bloomberg unveiled Friday calls for pruning trees less frequently -- one of many belt-tightening measures planned for the 2010 fiscal year.
While the trimmed-down trimmings will save $1 million, the city has also scheduled a massive greening of streets and parks. According to its capital plan, more than $250 million is earmarked to plant new trees over the next 10 years.
So we're planting a million new trees but are not going to spend the money necessary to adequately maintain them. Well alrighty then.