Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Smoking gun found in Borough Hall tree removal

From A Walk in the Park:

Scrambling to contain the fallout from the Queens Borough Hall cherry tree scandal City Hall released a damaging e-mail to the media ostensibly to provide proof that the trees were diseased. According to the document obtained by A Walk In the Park however the email shows that all but three of the trees were in "good condition." To make matters worse DCAS is unable to provide any proof that even the three trees were not healthy.

On June 23, 2009, Terri -Lee Burger, a principle in the landscape architectural firm Abel Bainston and Butz (ABB) wrote to the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), the city agency that hired them for the $ 17 million atrium project at the time it was being planned.

"Also, in way of an update, one of our Landscape Architects who is also an arborist visited the site last week to confirm the trees on the survey, identify species and review condition and quality of the existing trees," Ms. Burger wrote to DCAS employee Kathernie Lawrence.

Her findings included that "three cherries in the northern lawn area should be removed because of disease, decline, etc., and the remainder of the cherries, while in desperate need of pruning, are in good condition."


Anonymous said...

My personal recommendation is,
that our corrupt and crooked politicians should be removed from government as quickly as these so-called diseased trees were.

Anonymous said...

throw them in the chipper feet firts ala "Fargo"

Anonymous said...

how did the commies take over the once proud democrat party ?

Joe said...

I immediately knew NOTHING was wrong with those trees and commented as soon as I saw the log slices posted here some 6 weeks ago.
Perhaps somebody was watching and looked into it.
I bet the bums already lobbing for legislature to ban photography (evidence) wherever work is done by the city.

The senile old bitch done lied once again and needs to be removed from office enough with this corruption !
Its the peoples duty to throw this current administration of dirty festering diapers out !!
Big Government and Bureaucratic Bullshit - For some reason so many in Queens residents seem to enjoy wallowing in this political filth like pigs in the mud.

Americans should pay more attention to the words of our founding fathers. F_uck these talking heads and "paid for" media all who need permits from the mayors office to operate in this city.

Speaking of trees-
Here are some words from Thomas Jefferson famous letter in 1787.

Quote T Jefferson 1797:
"A country can not preserve its liberties if its rulers are not
warned from time to time, that the people preserve the spirit of
resistance. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
It is its natural manure."