Clinton Street Tree Tunnel Trimmed

Posted on: March 14th, 2013 at 6:58 am by

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If there’s a bustle in the hedgerow, grab the chainsaw and start cutting.

The arboreal attraction (and known rat hangout) at the southeast corner of Clinton and Stanton Streets has been tested in recent years. Its overgrowth beside the GreenThumb garden led to some legitimate worries of collapse during previous winter storms and Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. But the world famous Tree Tunnel survives still.

The leaning line of trees was apparently growing way out of control, providing the necessary low clearance for the perfect head injury. Therefore, the city stylists were summoned earlier this week for the proverbial buzz cut. At least it’ll grow back…

 

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