The Q is compiling a list of dead street trees to present to Community Board 9 for replanting. I can't guarantee they will get to them THIS fall, but if we have a list that we can use to hold Brooklyn Forestry's feet to the fire we should be able to gauge progress. I know that I didn't get everything so help me out by commenting with trees I've missed. It'll be like a "wiki" thang, and I'll add your tree to the list before submitting it on July 1. And if you want to tell me about trees in Caledonia (CB14) or above Empire (Crown Heights) please do! I also know there's a bunch of dead trees on Lenox. I'm hoping someone will come forward to present CB14 with the same sort of list. I'm sure Shawn Campbell, district manager, will be glad to have the info all in one place. If you want to be that person, just shoot me an email and I'll make the introduction.
Here's what I got from tooling around on my bike over the past couple weeks:
DEAD TREES EMPIRE TO CLARKSON CB9
224 Empire Blvd
229 Empire Blvd (2 trees dead)
408 Sterling Street
Sterling & Washington, NE Corner
456 Brooklyn (Empire/Sterling)
Sterling & Bedford, SE Corner
57 Lefferts Blvd
1783 & 1793 Bedford (Sterling/Lefferts)
Lincoln Road at Ocean (we already got these on the docket)
96 Winthrop (across the street!)
225 Parkside (one of the two new trees didn't make it)
566 Parkside (across the street!)
601 Parkside (three alongside school near Rogers)
And notably, there are no street trees on Rogers (Lincoln/Lefferts) and almost none on Fenimore (Rogers to Nostrand). An enterprising resident might consider requesting a whole street full of trees, as we did here on Clarkson. It can make a big, big difference in lots of ways.
So...help me fill in the blanks!
The Q at Parkside
News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.