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Seeing the Forest for the Trees

September 28, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments
Forest Hills Gardens, Queens

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One positive thing the tornado did for me was make me appreciate, of all things, trees! I am not joking. After seeing the scary sight of all those enormous trees brought down by the storm, I walked through the Gardens this past weekend and for the first time really appreciated the amazing trees that are still standing. Boy, are we blessed in this area with some awesome trees! They must be some of the oldest in the City.

Anyway, I came across this interesting story in The Times about how a tree clearing crew from Tennessee has been in the City since the storm helping with the recovery:

By REBECCA WHITE
Published: September 27, 2010
The Cherokee Hotshots, an elite forestry crew, came to New York City to clear the debris from two tornadoes.
  1. J
    September 28, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    Heard there’s another tornado watch until 6pm tonight. Hopefully it’s not deja vu.

  2. Tom
    September 28, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    I too have reached the very same conclusion. From 71st Ave, walk down Dartmouth and look to the right at Tennis Place towards the West Side Tennis Club. The absence of trees on that small street is mind boggling. I have included that in my own blog which I am (shamelessly) posting here.

    http://www.mortmaz.blogspot.com

    • October 4, 2010 at 6:04 PM

      Sorry Tom, your comment got caught in my spammer by accident but I have retrieved it and posted! – Drake

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