Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Weak trees come down as expected


Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let people know. Three trees on a city sidewalk in front of 256-09 Hillside Avenue in Floral park were illegally cut down during the storm. The trees weren't damaged from the storm, they were in great condition. All 3 trees were cut with a chainsaw at the base. If I had to guess I would say it was the owner of the store under construction at that location wanting a better view of the store from street. Neighbors tried to report the CRIME to 311 and 911 and were told due to the storm, complaints would not be taken until September 6, 2011. This was a perfect crime at the right time.
Who ever cut these trees, FU A------. I hope you die the same way.

Anonymous said...

Can't blame this one on Irene

Anonymous said...

When a commercial owner cuts down a tree, the city can require new ones to be replanted at the owner's expense.

Anonymous said...

Reward Offered For Info Leading To Arrest Of Tree Vandal

On Monday, August 29, the day after Hurricane Irene swept the city, three young oak trees were vandalized in front of two stores at 256-09 and 256-15 Hillside Avenue in Floral Park. The damages total more than $11,000. Parks is working with NYPD to investigate this serious crime and Council Member Mark S. Weprin and the Queens Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces are offering a $1,200 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.

“Arborcide is a serious criminal offense and an assault on our communities, and the deliberate destruction of three trees and is a blow to the quality of live and environmental health of the Floral Park community. Trees are a valuable asset, providing shade and oxygen, cleaning the air, and creating homes for wildlife,” said Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe. “The Parks Department is committed to protecting our trees and we are grateful to Council Member Weprin and the Queens Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces for generously offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this crime against nature.”

“I am offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators. Anyone who witnessed the action or has relevant information should come forward,” said Council Member Weprin. “Deliberate destruction of trees is a very serious crime and this community will not stand for it.”

“The Parks Department thanks the community for reporting this terrible incident of tree destruction,” said Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski. “Our street trees create an emerald necklace throughout the borough that keeps our city green and our air cool and clean. We will continue to work with NYPD to track down the person or persons responsible for vandalizing these trees.”

New York City is home to approximately 600,000 street trees. Trees help clean our air, and reduce the pollutants that trigger asthma attacks and exacerbate other respiratory diseases. They cool our streets, sidewalks, and homes on hot summer days. Trees increase property value, encourage neighborhood revitalization and trees make our City an even more beautiful and comfortable place to live, work, and visit.

If you have any information on this crime, please call the NYPD Crime stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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CONTACT: Vickie Karp/Trish Bertuccio (212)360-1311

Evan S said...

Weak trees? I thought you said weak knees. I'm outta here!!!

Anonymous said...

The storeowner just got some bad luck..God gave us the trees as gifts..only nature can take them away..he will have hard luck..and bad business..Shame on this disgraceful person..How mean and to them for their poor actions and sneaky tactics!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think we need video cameras on every corner..not just traffic chasers..more crimes are committed in front of ordinary businesses..lets get on board Floral Park..I hope they have permits for the illegal zone problems and parking like 253st has its terrible how people don't obey laws of the community!

Anonymous said...

as long as this tree crime is going to get action, why not investigate who cut down the (curb) large trees across from the Post Office at the Queens Broadway L.I.R.R station.

the Asian businesses there ,now park cars and trucks on the concrete that replaced the trees. are the curb cuts legal ?

this sin appears to be common with many of the South East Asian population in Queens.

Anonymous said...

this P.O. is actually the Auburndale Station P.O.