Central Park May Lose 1,000 Trees to Storm

Monday, October 31, 2011

The rare October snowstorm that pounded the Northeast on Saturday could result in the loss of 1,000 trees in Central Park, according to the Central Park Conservancy.

On Monday, officials were still assessing the damage and clearing trees throughout the city, a spokesperson from New York City Department of Parks and Recreation said.

The Parks Department received more than 2,600 calls citywide about downed trees as of Monday afternoon — most of them from Staten Island.

About 10 trees were brought down and 20 damaged in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, which was hard hit during Tropical Storm Irene, according to a spokesman.

(Photo: Damaged trees and fallen branches change the view in Central Park.Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy/Flickr)


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