"Our next door neighbor passed away at the end of last summer. Around the same time, his Mom got into a car accident and decided to sell the house at 250-09 88th Road.
Last weekend the new owners saw fit to place Rat Poison all around the house and garage. In all the years we’ve lived here – never ever have we seen a Rat or Mouse. Being concerned about the safety of this pesticide, I called the DEP who came to investigate to make sure that the baits were legal. Unfortunately they were.
Then today – shocker of all shockers – they are removing the 100 year old majestic tree that’s between their driveway and ours. Unfortunately it’s on their property so legally nothing can be done to stop this atrocity! This tree provided us with shade and protection from the Summer sun and heat. It was also home to countless birds and squirrels. There was nothing nicer than waking up to the songbirds in the springtime! What’s more – this tree withstood every single storm. She was truly a survivor, protector and shelter. And now this old healthy tree has been killed for no good reason.
I am so upset that if I were home right now I probably would have chained myself to the tree, risking arrest.
I do not understand why the people who are moving into Bellerose insist on removing every last bit of nature from their property! They build huge monstrously ugly homes, getting rid of lawns and grass in the process.
Why is it then no wonder that wildlife is constantly being displaced and having to look for new homes?!
I do believe this is the final nail in my coffin and I will make every effort to leave Bellerose this year. I am sad and distressed at what this area has become.
They have now removed ALL the trees in back and all the hedges in the front. Looks like they are going to tear down the house and indeed concrete over the grass! I need to get out of here." - Anonymous