New Tree Guards Installed Along the Length of Orchard Street

Posted July 31, 2015 at 5:07 am

More beautification for Orchard Street this week. Flatbed trucks were spotted delivering iron tree guards to the sidewalks of Orchard Street this week. Installation began on the northern terminus and is slowly headed southward. The ornate guards now act as deterrent to tree-bound bike locks and dog droppings. The landscape revitalization goes hand-in-hand with overall […]

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Truck Vs. Tree on Rivington Street

Last modified January 25, 2013 at 6:28 am

One of the six trees lining Rivington Street between Bowery and Chrystie fell to its death yesterday morning.

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Scenes from Sandy: Graveyard of Greenery Along East Houston [PHOTOS]

Posted November 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm

East River Park and its sister down on Corlears Hook took quite the beating from Hurricane Sandy. The thicket of trees in both coastal spots suffered considerable casualties.

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Scenes from Sandy: Fallen Tree on Rivington

Posted October 31, 2012 at 1:08 pm

This fallen tree is located on Rivington Street across from Schiller’s. Luckily it managed to topple into the fence and not towards the street.

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The “Trees for Orchard Street” Campaign

Posted August 9, 2012 at 6:28 am

Orchard Street is seemingly having some trouble living up to its name. Not a grove does this historic roadway boast.

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Inspecting Delancey Trees for Longhorned Beetle

Posted May 24, 2012 at 10:23 am

Not a particularly familiar sight here on the Lower East Side.

No Cleanup for Fallen Limb in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted August 2, 2011 at 6:18 am

Here on the Lower East Side, a tree splinters and falls in Sara D. Roosevelt Park and no one was around to hear it.

Weekend Edition: April 3

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am

[Photo Credit: Phillip Kalantzis Cope]

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Clinton Street Tree Tunnel in Trouble

Posted January 31, 2011 at 6:18 am

Thanks to last week’s snowstorm, the unique Clinton Street tree tunnel is in dire straits.

Blue Turns Green Above Delancey

Posted September 20, 2010 at 6:19 am

Blue is turning shades of green.  The so-called rear yard of the hoity-toity condo building, situated atop the adjacent 101 Norfolk Street, is now boasting some foliage. Six new trees were recently added to the Delancey section of the roof deck. The leaves haven’t turned yet.