2015-03-25 / Front Page

Astoria Residents Mourn Loss Of Century Old Tree

The city Department of Parks and Recreation recently cut down a towering Elm that has stood on 34th Street, just off 34th Avenue, for at least 100 years.

A DOP spokesperson said the tree showed signs of decay and posed a potential safety hazard and was "structurally unsound", with many broken and split limbs along with several hollow cavities.

Area residents have expressed sadness at the loss of this landmark tree.

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