Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Forest Hills arboricide!
Case # C1-1-690202470
A healthy Gingko tree which was planted in spring 2011, is now cut at a sharp angle in the middle of its trunk, and the tree is laying on the sidewalk in front of TD Ameritrade, 72-19 Austin St, Forest Hills. The rope and tree supports are in still place on the remainder of its trunk.
Photos were taken shortly after 12 PM today, Sat, 9/17/11, and are are attached.
When the manager of Bonfire Grill left last night around 2 AM, he said the Gingko tree was already laying on the sidewalk. The owner of the art shop said he noticed it on the sidewalk upon arriving at work early this morning.
On a potentially related note, that act of vandalism may be associated with another Gingko tree a few shops to its west, which went missing as of the late afternoon of September 14th. That tree is now marked by a stump. I don't recall that tree dying.
Hope we can solve this mystery.