Many Trees Dying, Leaning In NYC After Sandy

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – When the flowers bloomed and the ground warmed up, one of Sandy’s effects, hidden for the winter, became obvious.

As WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reports from Howard Beach, Queens, some say the city has to do more about it.

It took the start of spring for Carla Errico to notice something about one of the trees on her street.

“It’s leaning a little bit and my concern is that if it’s windy, it may fall over,” she told Silverman.

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The big sycamore is bare, save for a little cluster of leaves. At the roots, a patch of grass is bulging and straining against the sidewalk.

“Gardener came and did tell me that the tree was dead, that when they drink the saltwater, they dehydrate, so they die,” she said.

But she…

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