From Forest Hills Patch:
If a tree falls in your neighborhood, do the residents make a sound? How about if that tree is chopped down by the Long Island Railroad?
Locals in Forest Hills Gardens are making quite a bit of noise this week, after the transit authority quickly — and as quietly as they could — took to the train tracks near Continental Avenue and Austin Street in Forest Hills and chopped down a 100-year-old oak tree with almost no notice.
The resulting work left a hole in Forest Hills Gardens otherwise verdant skyline, and in the hearts of many residents, still reeling from the loss of hundreds of trees in last year’s September tornado and macroburst.