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A tree on Carla Errico's block of 90th Street in Howard Beach, Queens (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Many Trees Dying, Leaning In NYC After Sandy

When the flowers bloomed and the ground warmed up, one of Sandy’s effects, hidden for the winter, became obvious.

05/29/2013

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17-Year Cicadas Begin To Emerge In Tri-State Area

The 17-year cicadas are emerging, and for the next few weeks, millions will be filling the night with their ominous buzz.

05/22/2013

Adult cicadas dry their wings on leaves May 16, 2004 in Reston, Virginia. (credit: Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

Preparing Your Yard For The 17-Year Cicada

The 17-year cicadas will come out of hiding before you know it, and if you have just landscaped your yard, you might want to take some precautions.

05/18/2013

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Officials: Asian Longhorned Beetle Swept Out Of Manhattan, Staten Island

The tree-killing Asian longhorned beetle has been eradicated from Manhattan and Staten Island, New York state agriculture officials said Tuesday.

05/14/2013

Crews begin replanting trees on Searingtown and Shelter Rock Roads on April 23, 2013 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Nassau County Begins Replanting Trees Destroyed In Superstorm Sandy

The first batch is going in Tuesday along Searingtown Road and Shelter Rock Road in North Hills where hundreds of trees were downed and destroyed.

04/23/2013

Dead trees on Long Island (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Some Sandy Damage On Long Island Is Only Now Apparent

Only now, when landscaping is supposed to be turning green, are Long Island’s shoreline homeowners realizing additional devastation caused by superstorm Sandy.

04/22/2013

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A Million Trees? Not Next To My House, Staten Island Woman Says

As the city continues its Million Trees program of beautifying the city with hardy young trees, there are some residents who have voiced strong opposition to the effort.

03/18/2013

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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

Shuttered factory in Bridgeport, Connecticut (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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

Trees downed by superstorm Sandy (credit: Lisa Yasmin Baldeo via Facebook)

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

Hiking in Hunterdon County, New Jersey (credit: Wayne Cabot / WCBS 880)

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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