In Spring 2015, after a check by arborists, 71 sick or dead trees in
Williamsbridge Oval Park were marked for removal and eventual replacement,
at a cost of some $46,150. This is part of a citywide project launched in
the wake of Hurricane Sandy
, that damaged
about 10,000 trees in the the City's 1700 parks. In this series of photos,
a dead tree is cut up in place, rather than toppling the whole tree like a
lumberjack would do, which is impractical in a public park. In this picture
you can see the branches that have been cut off piling up at the base of
Norwood News, April 16-29, 2015.
Tree and Stump Removal, NYC Parks Department.