Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Roosevelt Island Lightouse Park Trees Not Being Cut Down Says RIOC To Worried Residents But Coler Hospital Is Cutting Down Damaged Trees On Their Property

Roosevelt Island residents are very protective of their trees. Yesterday, some residents were worried that Roosevelt Island trees might be getting cut down at Lighthouse Park.

I asked Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Charlene Indelicato:

I am told that RIOC is cutting down trees at Lighthouse Park today?

is that true?

What is the reason?

Any statement from RIOC on the matter?
A RIOC spokesperson replied yesterday that RIOC was not cutting down any Lighthouse Park trees but that Coler Hospital was removing and pruning approximately 32 damaged trees from their property.  The RIOC spokesperson added that this was being done after consulting with Roosevelt Island Tree Board President Ali Schwaryi.

Image Of Coler Trees (Not Necessarily Trees Being Removed)

RIOC then issued this notification about the Coler trees:
Notification issued 1/13/2015 at 4:22 PM. Please be advised that as of today, Tuesday, January 13th, contractors have begun trimming and removing damaged trees on the Coler Hospital campus. This work is scheduled to be completed by next Tuesday, January 20th. This project is being undertaken by Coler Hospital and will occur entirely on their property.
UPDATE 1:35 PM - Rossana Ceruzzi shares these photos

Image From Rossana Ceruzzi

of contractors cutting down tree

Image From Rosanna Ceruzzi

at Coler Hospital.