Author Topic: URGENT - Huge oak trees coming down in Travers Park  (Read 841 times)

Offline lmaniace

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URGENT - Huge oak trees coming down in Travers Park
« on: August 26, 2019, 04:38:00 PM »
One huge oak tree chopped down, another one set to come down soon in Travers Park apparently because of planned "park improvement." 

* Please contact NYC Parks. 718-520-5958. Ask for Michael Dockett, Queens Parks Commissioner.

We just might stop any further trees coming down if everyone seeing this calls.  Let's deluge them with calls!

Councilman Dromm already has contacted parks, but calls from the public to Parks will help support him.

Be polite but very firm that they should not take any more trees down without an explanation to the community. Tell them the community was never notified about the removal of these trees. No plan was ever presented to the community, certainly not with the removal of these historic trees.

These trees are old and produce huge environment benefits that cannot be replaced by all the new trees they've recently planted at the park until decades pass.

Wouldn't hurt to go to park and tell the Parks arborist there that they need to stop until this is looked into.

I haven't seen any evidence that there were health problems with these trees, but that can be misleading. Trees could rot from within without evidence from outside. If there is a problem with the health, such as the tree hollowing out, they should be able to show that in the tree already chopped down.

Len Maniace
Jackson Heights Beautification Group - Tree LC Crew
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« Last Edit: August 26, 2019, 04:47:19 PM by lmaniace »

Offline carrefour_ny

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Re: URGENT - Huge oak trees coming down in Travers Park
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 08:54:37 PM »
That's upsetting to hear. I'll call first thing tomorrow morning. Thanks for alerting us.

Offline 80JHer

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Re: URGENT - Huge oak trees coming down in Travers Park
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2019, 09:42:20 AM »
Ugh. I shutter in fear when I see the “tree surgeons”.

These butchers get paid to find “sick” trees. 

What a bummer...

Offline lmaniace

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Re: URGENT - Huge oak trees coming down in Travers Park
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 08:44:05 PM »
UPDATE - See JHBG's FB page or the FB page of Jackson Heights NY 11372. Thank you.

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Re: URGENT - Huge oak trees coming down in Travers Park
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 02:50:12 PM »
Yes, very upsetting.  I just called and left a strident msg not to cut down any more trees!!!

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Re: URGENT - Huge oak trees coming down in Travers Park
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 02:50:12 PM »