things that are dumb: Tree needs a Trim -
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Originally published in the December 2014 Juniper Berry Magazine

things that are dumb: Tree needs a Trim

A city street tree located in front of the Duane Reade on Grand Avenue was noticed to be pretty shaggy. In fact, upon close examination it was discovered that the tree pit containing the gingko that was planted by the city had been encroached upon by an invasive tree of heaven. The Parks Dept was notified via 311 and sent an inspector to take a look. The official response from Parks was that street trees are pruned in cycles, and it was not time for this one to be trimmed. It's safe to assume that anyone with functioning eyes and a brain would come to the opposite conclusion. This was so dumb that PIX11's Greg Mocker came out to do a story on it. As of press time, the tree remains in this condition.

December 2014 Juniper Berry Magazine

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