Saturday, July 7, 2012
Tree pruning funded in this year's budget
From the NY Times:
After years of declining budgets for the care of New York City’s street trees, city officials and lawmakers more than doubled the amount for the fiscal year that began this week.
The City Council, working with the mayor’s office, added $2 million for tree pruning to the $1.45 million in Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s proposed budget. The extra money was part of $30 million worth of last-minute restorations to the parks department’s budget, including money to keep open four public pools and to pay for seasonal park staff members.