If a tree falls...
Aug 21, 2018 | 7926 views | 0 0 comments | 475 475 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

As a resident of Fresh Meadows, I am very concerned about what is happening to our trees after all of this recent heavy rain, which has totaled nearly a foot since mid-July.

Over the last few weeks, a large limb fell from an oak tree in Kissena Park, a cherry tree in Cunningham Park, and another oak tree at the intersection of 188th Street and 64th Avenue.

Between Union Turnpike and 73rd Avenue, large limbs snapped from two trees, one from a poplar tree near the baseball fields and another right past the pedestrian bridge.

Finally, there was an oak tree that completely fell onto the entrance of that same bridge over Francis Lewis Boulevard.

It is time for Parks Commissioner Mitchel Silver to issue an advisory to the public to avoid walking under or near heavily wooded areas in the parks and playgrounds throughout the entire city.

There could be some street trees in the same situation, so caution must be advised with regard to them as well.

The people of this city have every right to know about this potentially dangerous situation.


John Amato

Fresh Meadows
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