Roosevelt Island Rivercross Coop Board Of Directors Decide To Cut Down Tall Courtyard Trees Claiming Trees Are Safety Hazard And Block East River Apartment Views Lowering Sale Values - Some Residents Object Calling It Arborcide
Image Of A Rivercross Courtyard Tree To Be Removed
The Roosevelt Island Rivercross Coop Board Of Directors informed shareholder residents of the building that 4 very tall courtyard trees (almost 9 stories high)
planted before the building was constructed over 38 years ago will soon be removed. According to a September 19 memo from the Board of Directors the trees are a safety danger
and block the views of some apartments
negatively impacting their value. The memo also states that the trees will be replaced by 5 cherry trees and accompanying shrubbery.
Here's the Rivercross Board Of Directors Memo on removing the 4 courtyard trees.
I am told that some residents are extremely upset by the Rivercross Board Of Directors decision to remove these trees describing it as "arborcide".
UPDATE - 9/25 - Rivercross residents and the Board of Directors are holding discussions regarding the fate of the trees. Stay tuned.
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