Meanwhile, someone removed the dead tree.
Seems reasonable that residents along here might ask about a tree replacement. Here's the response a resident received from Councilmember Rosie Mendez's office about such a request:
Con Edison has informed us that they do not replace trees. All curb line trees belong to the City of New York. Only the City can put in a claim for their property. If you plant a tree on City property (Curb), after one year it becomes the property of the City of New York. According to the City Parks Department, trees should be planted 20 feet from steam mains. The tree that was killed did not meet this stipulation since it was closer than 20 feet from the steam main.
[Y]ou or the block association can request a tree from the City free of charge. You can go to [this website].
However, the city and the Parks Department will probably suggest that you plant it somewhere else to meet the 20 feet requirement.
Got all that?