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Officials: Trees Knocked Down By Sandy Could Make It Harder To Fight Wildfires

Wildfire season began this weekend in New Jersey, and while forest service managers say they aren’t expecting more fires than usual, one thing does stand in their way: the trees knocked down by Superstorm Sandy.

03/16/2013

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Bridgeport Defends Itself Against Being Among ‘Dirtiest Cities’

The mayor of Bridgeport is striking back at Forbes, which has listed the city as the fourth dirtiest city in the nation.

12/12/2012

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Fallen Trees Remain A Problem For Those Around Westchester School

Many trees still need to be cleared over a month after superstorm Sandy hit the Tri-State area. In some cases, it’s a matter of determining who is responsible.

12/07/2012

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Fed-Up Bronx Residents Say Tree Hazard Is Simply ‘Getting Worse’

Elyse Bulla and Vincent Sofi have lived on Stadium Avenue for nearly a decade. They love their neighborhood, but the city maintained trees on the grassy strip between the street and the sidewalk must go.

08/22/2012

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Avella Wants NYC Parks Dept. To Pay For Sewers Damaged By Trees

St. Sen. Tony Avella (D-11) is urging the New York City Parks Department to foot the bill for replacing broken sewer lines penetrated by the roots of city-owned trees.

08/17/2012

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Parks Department, Residents Working Together To Save Trees On Staten Island

Trees lining Richmond Avenue on Staten island have been getting extra attention from residents, but for all of the wrong reasons.

08/13/2012

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WCBS 880 Presents ‘Living Green’ – Episode 2: Opening New Jersey To For-Profit Logging

A bill making its way through the New Jersey State Senate would open up municipal lands and open spaces to logging for profit.

04/24/2012

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Ask Asa: Preparing For The Loss Of Your Garden

Anyone who has a garden understands the expenses that are involved with making it look good; trees, plants, and shrubs cost thousands of dollars. But according to CBS 2′s Asa Aarons, many homeowners are not prepared for the loss of their gardens.

04/11/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite Thing About Spring?

03/19/2012

A tree stump in Isham Park in the Inwood neighborhood - New York, NY - Mar 1, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Parks Dept. Cuts Down Over 100 Trees In Inwood Park

Park upkeep or a war on trees? It depends who you ask in one Upper Manhattan neighrborhood.

03/01/2012

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N.J. Man Accused Of Cutting Down 221 Of Neighbor’s Trees To Get Better View Of Mountains

“It’s shocking. What can you think when you look at property and 221 stumps are in the ground? It’s a shocking event,” said Debbie Cantow, who owns the land where the trees were cut.

02/16/2012

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Mushroom Mania: They Are Nasty Looking And Popping Up On Many Area Trees

Some of the trees in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn are getting a lot of attention these days, all because of what some people are calling grotesque growths.

11/09/2011

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East Meadow Residents Thrilled To Get Power Back After Week Of Darkness

On Long Island, about 89,000 customers remain in the dark as of Thursday night, but there is some power progress being made.

09/01/2011

Dante Turenzio works on a tree damaged by Irene - New Canaan, CT - Aug 31, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Connecticut Still A Mess After Irene; More Than 350K Without Power

About 370,000 utility customers in Connecticut remain without power, several days after Tropical Storm Irene blew through the Nutmeg State.

08/31/2011

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Crews Work To Protect Homes And Power Lines In Westchester From Falling Trees

On Thursday, Con Edison deployed extra crews ahead of Hurricane Irene to help prune trees near power lines and houses in Westchester County.

08/25/2011

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