Monday, April 2, 2012
Cherry trees killed for Marshall's vanity project
From A Walk in the Park:
Residents of Kew Gardens are fuming after the city destroyed nearly a dozen beloved Cherry Blossom Trees.
The arborcide is part of Borough President Helen Marshall's $ 21 million dollar glass atrium project she is having built in the rear courtyard of Queens Borough Hall. The beautiful trees, some believed to be forty-years-old, were taken down in order to made way for construction equipment. The structure is reportedly being built for cultural events, public meetings, and performances.
A tree removal permit was not posted at the construction site on Sunday.
Officials are now claiming the trees are diseased. With the exception of one all other trees appeared to be healthy.