Parks to Cut Down 1,000 Sandy Damaged Trees on Staten Island

By Nicholas Rizzi on March 4, 2014 10:02am 

 Up to 1,073 trees damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island parks could be removed this spring, according to the Parks Department.
Up to 1,073 trees damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island parks could be removed this spring, according to the Parks Department.
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STATEN ISLAND — The city plans to remove more than 1,000 trees damaged by Hurricane Sandy still standing in parks around Staten Island.

The Parks Department put out a bid last week for a company to remove trees damaged by the storm 16 months ago in several parks around the borough, a spokeswoman for the agency said.

In areas where storm waters surged, workers surveyed trees and the foliage they've been producing, the spokeswoman said.

Last year, 1,073 trees in several borough parks did not leaf out, the spokeswoman said.

The succesful bidder will be expected to survey the trees again in the spring and remove many of them.

An estimated 10,192 trees were in city flood zones during the storm, Parks said. Citywide, 2,428 trees did not leaf out last year.

The deadline for the bid is March 25.

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