NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City of New Rochelle is investigating yet another unauthorized removal of trees directly in front of a car dealer after residents complained.
"We are looking into this," said Public Works Commissioner Alex Tergis. "The tree inspector has been asked to work up a replacement cost as part of the penalty plus the fine for removal."
The City will likely need not look far. The trees were all removed in the immediate vicinity of New Rochelle Chevrolet.
— UglyNewRochelle (@UglyNewRochelle) November 26, 2014
Residents have complained for years about trees disappearing from in front of car dealerships in New Rochelle.
...city trees are being mysteriously being chopped down in front of or near car dealerships. You would think that at the very least, Mayor GreeNR would be concerned about this as he has been the leading (i.e. only) proponent on Council of urban forestry issues in New Rochelle. When they Mayor said he wanted to plant 10,000 trees in New Rochelle maybe he meant 10 trees in front of Honda and Mercedes, chopped down and re-planted 1,000 times.