Southern Brooklyn

The City Is Removing Trees Damaged By Sandy

Photo by Allan Shweky via
Photo by Allan Shweky via

The city has begun the process of removing tress damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Sheepshead Bites reader Allan Shweky, who runs the Friends of Ocean Parkway posted a series of photographs on a new site of his, Screwed on the Boardwalk, showing Parks Department workers chopping down trees left dead or dying as a result of Sandy.

As we’ve previously reported, a scourge of dead and dying trees can be spotted in neighborhoods across Southern Brooklyn. The reason that so many trees died isn’t precisely known but experts have speculated that salt water dried out the roots once the summer turned up the heat.

Shweky’s photo collection shows Parks Department workers removing trees near the boardwalk entrance on Ocean Parkway and we’ve also had word that similar actions are being taken on Shore Parkway, along the Belt Parkway.

R.I.P. trees, and here’s hoping the city makes an effort to replant everything they chop down.

Photo by Allan Shweky via
Only a stump remains. (Photo by Allan Shweky via
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  1. I gotta tell you, I don’t think Sandy had anything to do with it. I live in an area that Sandy didn’t hit and the trees on my block are doing the same thing.

  2. When will the street lamp posts be fixed?? Almost all the lamp posts are out all around the Harbor View Senior Home on Shore Pkwy and on Knapp Street. It is so dark, I’ve seen cars that had broken windows with glass all on the ground and I’ve seen at least two cars that were up on cinder block and bricks with the tires gone. Also on the Belt Pkwy from Knapp St. exit there are very few lamp posts that work, that also is very dark. When will the street lamp posts be fixed??????

  3. Twenty 60 year old trees were chopped down at the end of Ocean Parkway. Your picture only shows two stumps. I often pass that corner and I don’t remember those trees being damaged. They all looked healthy to me. I thought maybe the City sold the land to erect condos there.

  4. report it to DOT! keep reporting! DOT fixed the street lamp on my block. If they don’t know they don’t fix.

  5. I may be wrong, but I think you have to request a tree be replaced. The people who take them down don’t communicate with the people who plant them, or something.


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