Comments on: Street Trees: More than Meets the Eye The EPA Blog Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:03:35 +0000 hourly 1 By: Robert M. Alvey Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:01:06 +0000 An informative article! On Long Island, I began a small grass roots program to use a 9 acre suburban stormwater storage basin as a bird sanctuary in 1995. It later became a full environmental center and an arboretum in cooperation with Nassau County and the Village of Garden City. The importance of trees cannot be understated as they have distinct benefits to the community as well as the wildlife. When Hurricane Sandy destroyed over 600 street trees in the community, we have been working to select and replant with alternate species that are more sustainable with climate change. Garden city is already a “Tree City” and we are supporting efforts to gain that distinction for Nassau County.

By: electra27 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 21:41:28 +0000 We love trees in New York City and want them to help us improve our environment. What I wish all would realize is that a tree is a living thing that requires work to keep it living.
Last summer was quite dry and I saw the evidence of dehydration on trees and that others died. I don’t think that business and residential managers are required to water these street trees, so I was worried that even established trees might not survive. Newly planted trees had water bags, but I don’t know how long till they are on their own too. The climate forecast is for more extremes in weather, both dry spells and downpours, not conducive to most non-desert type trees. We are planting and expecting trees to be part of our defense to climate change, but unless the city or the residents are stewards of the trees, they will not last. The trees have so much they are up against, salt and other pollutants to mention just a few. The manager of my building won’t even allow me to water the tree with a hose because he is afraid someone will sue if they trip on the hose, so I am left to carry buckets of water out. How many people would be willing to do that? We need people to adopt and care for the street trees for them to survive and benefit us.

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