Saturday, July 6, 2024

Reader report: 2 more entombed trees

EVG readers shared intel on two other entombed neighborhood trees after this post from Monday.

The top photo is from outside 85 E. 10th St. between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue (thanks, Ron!). 

The tree is surrounded by a halo that reveals about an inch of soil.
The shot below is from outside 202 E. 13th St., just east of Third Avenue. It shows a tree pit complete with plastic greenery to give the concrete base a 99-cent store look.
From the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation website... in the tree pit section: 
A city tree must battle many urban hazards daily — from air pollution and bicycles to dogs and people. In addition to above-ground threats, tree roots also must contend with tough below-ground conditions. A tree pit or lawn strip provides limited space for these forest giants, and this soil is a tree's only source of nutrients. Because of this, it is essential to create as nurturing a tree pit as possible.


MTA614 said...

Aren't these trees city property? Can't the city give out tickets for this happening? Seems like easy city revenue to stop people from forking killing trees.

Carol from East 5th Street said...

I reported all four addresses and the filling of the tree pits with cement to the Dept of Parks website.
Any additional transgressions please report to the Dept of Parks website under "damage to tree roots".

Unknown said...

At the end of the day, the city don't care.
From a guerrilla Gardner of 15 years in EV.

Perfume junkie said...

Thanks Carol. Will do the same.