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Unread 09-06-2010, 06:53 PM
 
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Default The Orange “X” of Death in Floral Park

It’s that time of year…orange “X’s” are being spray-painted on trees across Floral Park. No, it’s not the work of vandals, rather it’s the town’s initiative to eliminate “dying” trees from the neighborhood. I noticed at least six trees marked for removal today. Seems a bit aggressive to me. Don’t get me wrong: I don’t want a tree falling on my house or some random kid…but it seems we’ve lost quite a bit of trees over the years which hurts the appearance of the neighborhood. Any thoughts on why so many trees in the area are on the way out? Or is this happening everywhere?
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Unread 09-07-2010, 05:48 AM
 
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Asian Longhorned beetle and the severe drought this summer have contributed to the death of many trees in NYC and LI

Asian Longhorned Beetle Alert : New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
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Unread 09-07-2010, 07:45 AM
 
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All dead/dying street trees that are removed should be replaced, plain and simple.
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Unread 09-07-2010, 09:19 AM
 
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All dead/dying street trees that are removed should be replaced, plain and simple.
+1 One of the things I liked about my street was that it was tree lined by nice old trees. In the 6 yrs living here, my section of the street has lost about 7 or 8 of them, none replaced.

There is probably no $ in the towns budget for this.
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Unread 09-07-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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Same in Garden City. Even if they do replace, it's takes a while for the new tree to grow to the height of the old one!
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Unread 09-07-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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Replace them yourself - I had a dying oak removed by the town and a healthy maple removed due to 'functional' reasons, both street trees have since been replaced and are growing well
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Unread 09-07-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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Floral Park Village always replaces them. They value their trees very much.
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