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Leaves changing colors (Credit: CBS 2)

Are Changing Leaves A Sign Of An Early Fall?

Colorful leaves are synonymous with fall and a highlight of the season, but when people see leaves changing and dropping in mid-August it’s cause for concern.

08/18/2014

FILE -- A woman leans on a tree at Central Park. (credit: Getty Images)

City Comptroller Blasts Parks Department Over Tree Maintenance

Comptroller Scott Stringer says contractors hired to care for the urban greenery have pruned trees that didn’t need it and neglected those that required attention.

08/17/2014

(credit: Garrett Ziegler)

5 Hidden Gardens In Manhattan

Manhattan’s hidden gardens provide shady, leafy solace from the hot, hectic streets. Some are literally shielded from the sidewalk, while others are just hard to find, unless you know what you’re looking for.

08/11/2014

Crews work to remove Sycamore trees in Long Beach. (Credit: CBS 2)

City Officials Say Mass Tree Removal In Long Beach Is A Public Safety Issue

Long Beach residents are stumped and upset as hundreds of trees in the oceanfront town have come down.

07/01/2014

Crews on Long Island are fighting to prevent the spread of Asian Longhorned Beetles. (Credit: CBS 2)

Clock Is Ticking In Fight Against Asian Longhorned Beetles

The Asian Longhorned Beetle first appeared in New York in 1996. It is believed that it came from China to Brooklyn in packaging material.

06/23/2014

Tree planted by the Parks Department (Credit: CBS 2)

Homeowners: NYC Planting Trees Despite Objections

The trees are planted curbside on city property, but homeowners say they wind up having to take care of them.

05/27/2014

A Queens woman says the Parks Department initially rejected her study of problem trees and stumps in her neighborhood, but has since responded thanks to help from CBS 2 (Credit: CBS 2)

Parks Department Reaches Out To Queens Woman Thanks To A Little Help From CBS 2

A Queens woman who was stumped by the parks department was smiling on Wednesday night.

05/14/2014

A Queens woman says the Parks Department initially rejected her study of problem trees and stumps in her neighborhood, but has since responded thanks to help from CBS 2 (Credit: CBS 2)

Queens Woman: Parks Department Rejected Detailed Study Of Neighborhood Tree Troubles

A few weeks ago Derr took a drive through her Queens Village neighborhood and noted a number of tree stumps on city property that were waiting to be removed by the Parks Department.

05/12/2014

The raging waters of the Great Falls - Paterson, NJ (file / credit: Wayne Cabot / WCBS 880)

Park At Great Falls In Paterson Closes For $2-Million Facelift

The park at the Great Falls in Paterson has been shut down for a year and a half so it can receive a $2-million makeover.

11/07/2013

Rockaway Community Park Rebuilding

Volunteers Gather To Rebuild Park Destroyed By Sandy In Rockaways

Thousands of people took time out of their busy schedules Saturday to plant trees lost in a park in the Rockaways after Superstorm Sandy.

10/19/2013

Scene where tree branch  fell on woman in Central Park (CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Are Falling Trees A Threat To Your Safety?

It comes out of nowhere and could happen at any time. Trees and tree branches have been crashing down creating the potential for serious injury and possibly death.

10/04/2013

Tree Planting

Mobile Couch: Tree Planting In The City

Did you know autumn is the best time to plant a tree? TV 10-55’s Alex Denis visited Sherman Creek park in Inwood, where the city is doing a lot of tree planting.

09/24/2013

Construction site of Costco in Riverhead (credit: CBS 2)

Removal Of Trees For Costco Project Roils Riverhead Residents

Hundreds of trees were torn down to clear more than 40 acres of land for a new Costco store.

09/03/2013

A tree stands on a beach damaged by flooding from superstorm Sandy in front of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on March 1, 2013 in the Staten Island. (credit: Getty Images)

2,000 Trees Damaged During Superstorm Sandy To Be Removed

The city determined the trees must be uprooted after workers inspected all 50,000 trees in the flood zone, officials said.

08/29/2013

Trees Cut By Con Edison

Queens Residents: Con Edison Is Ruining Our Trees

Residents of certain sections of Queens have said their beautiful, tree-lined streets are being massacred, and the storms of the past year are not to blame.

06/26/2013

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