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.
Originally published in the December 2014 Juniper Berry Magazine
things that are dumb: Tree needs a Trim
Juniper Park Civic Association
December 2014 Table of Contents
- Our Old Dance Halls & Picnic Parks
- Q&A with Familiar Faces: INTERVIEW WITH DR. MATTHEW McCARTHY Juniper Valley Animal Hospital
- OP-ED: We Must Rekindle the Essence of America
- Organics Recycling Program 101
- BERRY HEALTH: Allergies & Asthma Go To School
- EYESORE: 69TH LAME
- Florence Buchholz: A Pillar of Trinity's Sunday school
- Our Nocturnal Neighbors
- Reflections on the Life of Albert Banke
- Heavenly Hours: Reading Aloud at St.Stan's
- NEIGHBORHOOD HALL OF SHAME: A 58 Ave Problem
- EYESORE: Another 58 Ave Problem
- Plateau Pride
- Killy's Korner
- The Lost Community of METROPOLITAN
- City Homeless Shelter Plan in Disarray
- OP-ED: Our Greatest Challenge Is Yet To Come
- Why Choose Christ the King High School?
- BERRY BITS: Poison in the park?
- BERRY BITS: MV 5th grader takes center stage in film
- Letters to the Editor
- BERRY BITS: Safe Streets to School project complete
- BERRY BITS: State and City reverse course on Ridgewood Reservoir plans
- BERRY BITS: St. John's Queens Hospital conversion almost complete
- BERRY BITS: Cross Harbor Draft Environmental Impact Statement released
- BERRY BITS: Mailboxes, relay boxes & fireboxes ‒ oh my!
- Our Hometown Home Brew
- The House on 62nd Road
- The transformation of the Clinton Diner
- BERRY BITS: Movement on Quiet Skies
- BERRY BITS: Not much of an improvement
- BERRY BITS: NYC buildings department hosts Homeowners Night
- Bad behavior outside Knockdown Center event
- BERRY BITS: Candid Camera at Silver Barn
- Sunk in Maspeth
- things that are dumb: IT'S A BOX, NOT A BUILDING!
- things that are dumb: TO PLANT OR NOT TO PLANT, THAT IS THE QUESTION
- things that are dumb: EXPRESSWAY PRISON WALLS
- things that are dumb: CROWLEY'S BRIGHT IDEA
- things that are dumb: TRAIN RUNS OUT OF TRACK IN MASPETH
- things that are dumb: YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK
- things that are dumb: SIGNS OUT OF CONTROL
- things that are dumb: WATCH OUT FOR GARBAGE TRUCKS
- BERRY BITS: Easier to Get Eyesores Removed
- things that are dumb: DE BLASIO WORSENS HOMELESS CRISIS
- things that are dumb: Tree needs a Trim
- things that are dumb: DUMB PARKING ON CALDWELL
The Juniper Berry magazine, first published in 1938 is an all-volunteer effort containing articles on crime prevention, neighborhood issues, meeting reports and notices, neighborhood history and photographs, guest articles, editorials and more.
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