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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tree Life in Stuyvesant Town

They've been there since the Oval fountain area was redone by Met-Life, but a few weeks back, suddenly they were gone--a couple of trees imported from across the land. (Any tree fan or arborist know more about these trees?) Stuyvesant Town's current stewards couldn't keep one of them alive, so now both were removed, replaced by simple and inexpensive flower beds that provide no welcoming shade or unique visual treat.


Anonymous said...

I think it's just another sign of Tishman's incredibly incompetent management. They're awash in debt, can't afford to renovate apartments, maintain the grounds (all the concrete that they poured is breaking up after just a few years), and after spending 7 million dollars on plants and trees, allow dogs into the complex and do nothing to force owners to comply with curb (and leash)laws.

Honestly, their mismanagement and misfortune is totally due to their own ineptitude.

Anonymous said...

TS staff have been removing trees with a vengeance the last week or so. The dead twig trees that never lost their dry brown leaves are being torn out after a year and a half or so. Today as I walked in at 18th St. along the First Ave. Loop, on the left side of the Loop, I saw two young trees which had just had their branches sawed off, leaving trunks about 2 feet high and about 6 inches across.