Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tree Danger From September Storm Still An Issue In Queens Nabe

Large tree limb dangles precariously from tree on Cooper Ave. in Glendale.
A large limb dangles precariously from tree on Cooper Ave. in Glendale. Neighborhood resident Michael O'Kane said he has complained about the hanging branches along Cooper Ave. to a bevy of elected officials. "They have been there since the microburst. I park between the trees. People walk their dogs over there all time and I don't think they are aware of the risk." (Photo:Farriella/NY Daily News)


It took millions of dollars and thousands of hours to clean up broken trees and other debris left by the September tornado and storm that ravaged parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

But some remnants of that so-called microburst still sit, perched precariously high up in trees along sections of Middle Village and Glendale, according to the New York Daily News.

They are hanging branches, and some residents are worried they could come crashing down on cars and pedestrians on Cooper Ave.

"Cooper seems to be the forgotten block," said Robert Holden of the Juniper Park Civic Association.

"There are these huge branches hanging over the sidewalk. I wouldn't park my car on that street. All you need is one strong wind."

After spotting at least eight trees with broken limbs, Holden wrote to Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski and asked her to look into the problem.

He even offered to have his civic group compile a list of potentially dangerous trees.

Read More:

New York Daily News - December 1, 2010 - By Lisa L. Colangelo

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of a tornado hitting Queens neighborhoods. Is it just me, or is the weather getting more and more out of control every year?