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Large Tree Removed in Scarsdale Village

Tree1A large tree in front of the post office on Chase Road was removed by the Public Works Department on Friday evening October 27. Residents wondered why the tree was being taken down and why the work was being done in the dark.

We spoke to Benedict Salanitro who heads the Scarsdale Public Works Department and he told us that the London Plane tree was rotten to the core and top heavy. It posed a risks to pedestrians and drivers passing underneath it.

With a severe rain and windstorm forecasted for the weekend, Village officials decided they had better take the tree down before it fell. They took it down in the evening to prevent disruption to business at the post office and to Village traffic.tree

Sure enough, when they cut into it they found the trunk was diseased and hollow. We asked about the age of the tree, but since the trunk was hollow there were no rings to be counted to make the determination.

The stump will be removed and a suitably sized tree will be planted in its place.

Photos from Bruce Wells and the Department of Public Works.

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#3 Nancy 2017-11-01 12:14
It sounds like it might be better to move the students off-site during the construction. The Pastor of St. Pius Church just announced in the bulletin this week that the French American School is moving out of the school building as of June 2018 and they are looking for a new tenant. This building has about 8 classrooms and a multi-purpose room that the St. Pius students used to use for gym and lunch. Perhaps Grades K-1 could move there and each of the other Scarsdale elementary schools could "adopt" a grade (2-5) from Greenacres during the construction? (They could either use spare classrooms or distribute the modular classrooms.) At a minimum, I think using St. Pius is environmentally and fiscally better than the modular classrooms that have been proposed.
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#2 anonymous 2017-11-01 11:57
Very simple and clear explanation that makes total sense to me. Why wouldn't a homeowner have the right to make the same decision without over zealous Village interference.
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#1 Replacement vs Bandaid 2017-10-30 13:39
Just like our aging school infrastructure, sometimes trees need to be replaced when they exceed their useful life. In this case, I'm glad our Village government had the foresight to replace the tree rather than applying a bandaid (like bracing) in the hope of deferring the replacement for a few more years.
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