NYC wants $200K from homeowner for damaged Queens oak
Share this @internewscast.com

The city wants a lot of green for a damaged tree in Queens.

A pin oak on a leafy street in Kew Gardens sustained a whopping $199,950 worth of damage, the city contends in a lawsuit against the woman who owns the home near the tree, and a Brooklyn-based concrete company.

The city-owned sidewalk tree, which was 40 inches in diameter and estimated to be 80 to 100 years old, had its roots cut and needs to be removed, the city Parks Department said.

The tree at 113 82nd Ave was damaged in July 2019, according to a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit filed against Zulema Santos, 73, and Bissoon Inc.

Records show Santos sold the 82nd Avenue home last year for more than $1.2 million.

Pin oaks can grow 60 to 70 feet tall, and take 15 years to reach maturity.

Several factors play into the monetary value of city trees, according to the Parks Department, including their size, species, longevity, condition and location, with oaks being among the top-rated city trees.

The city takes into account the size, species, condition and location of trees to determine their value.

Many of the trees on 82nd Avenue are “coming to the end of their useful life,” said Adam Whiteman, vice president of the Kew Gardens Civic Association, who lives on the block and added, “there are lots of dead branches which are ready to fall.”

Santos declined comment. Bissoon didn’t reply to a message seeking comment.

Share this @internewscast.com
You May Also Like
CDC Admits Abject Failure in Its COVID Guidance, Yet No One Is Held Accountable – RedState

CDC Admits Abject Failure in Its COVID Guidance, Yet No One Is Held Accountable – RedState

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Rochelle Walensky…
'Back Off, Oh Master of the Universe' – RedState

‘Back Off, Oh Master of the Universe’ – RedState

As is the case with any number of influential conservatives with large…
U.S. to hold formal trade talks with Taiwan in show of support

U.S. to hold formal trade talks with Taiwan in show of support

BEIJING — The U.S. government plans talks with Taiwan on a wide-ranging…
Ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes attacked by coyote on 150-mile run in California

Ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes attacked by coyote on 150-mile run in California

A famous ultramarathon runner was attacked by a coyote during a 150-mile…
Liz Cheney’s Reputation Rehab Tour Flounders Badly During Stop at Reagan Library – RedState

Mainstream Media Pushes Hard for Liz Cheney to Run for President in 2024 After Congressional Loss in Wyoming – RedState

It’s official. Liz Cheney lost her congressional race in Wyoming against Trump-endorsed…
Final details: Jennifer Lopez, 53, and her husband Ben Affleck, 50, were spotted on a last-minute shopping trip in Savannah, Georgia, on Thursday

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck take pre-wedding shopping trip in Savannah with their children

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck take a last-minute shopping trip in Savannah…
Minneapolis schools defend plan to ax white teachers first

Minneapolis schools defend plan to ax white teachers first

Minneapolis Public Schools is defending its deal with the teachers’ union to…
How foreign volunteers are sidestepping bureaucracy and saving lives in Ukraine

How foreign volunteers are sidestepping bureaucracy and saving lives in Ukraine

When Russia attacked Ukraine, “experts” said the country would fall within days.…