Monday, May 13, 2013
150-year old Flushing street tree endangered by construction
LOCATION: 149-17 Sanford Ave, Flushing NY
"Developers are at it again.
DOT and DOB permits approving and authorizing new building construction that irreversibly damages one the largest street trees remaining in Flushing, estimated at 150 years and with a canopy. Forestry Permit apparently absent. Perhaps the tree is not on the building design plan of the Self Certified Architect (and intentionally left off).
Months ago, Queens Forestry was alerted before damages occurred.
Current Parks policy is that Forestry has jurisdiction within 50-ft from the tree base, that covers the tree root zone now largely removed by the excavator." - anonymous
I wanted to see what was there previously. Bing supplied this:
Another example of what bad zoning can do to a nice neighborhood. The small blue house was previously on the lot.