Thursday, June 12, 2014

Damaged Roosevelt Island Southtown Maple Tree Cut Down Today Says RIOC

Westviewer reported last Monday:

I've been out of town for a week and came back to see a massive tree limb torn away from one of the maple trees on the Southtown lawn near the subway station. Does anyone know what happened?...
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) advised yesterday that the damaged Roosevelt Island Southtown Maple Tree

is being cut down today.

According to RIOC, on:
Thursday June 12, contractors will remove a damaged tree located to the west of 465 Main Street. Main Street and the adjacent sidewalk will be closed to pedestrians and traffic between 475 Main Street and 455 Main Street from 8 AM and 2 PM. Signs and workers will be posted to redirect direct foot and vehicle traffic.


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
Here's what the damaged tree looked like

Image From Rebecca Knell

last Monday.

I asked RIOC if they knew what caused the damage to the tree. Have not heard back yet but will update if any new information.


APS said...

I hope they test all of the trees for rot, with all the snow and rain, I always wonder if I will be under the tree when it comes down.