Dear County Executive Curran,
My office recently received complaints regarding the imminent removal of several trees by the Nassau County Department of Public Works in the Garden City area. Several residents questioned the need to cut down these trees and the manner upon which the notifications for the removal was accomplished by the Department of Public Works.
It is our understanding that the administration is considering a policy to outline objective standards the County will use to determine when a tree must be pruned or cut down and the factors that must be considered in furtherance of that determination. I support the creation of such a policy and believe clear tree pruning/removal guidelines will assist us in more effectively communicating the County’s tree pruning and removal needs and restoration strategies.
I ask that once complete, the tree management policy be provided to my office.
Please contact me if you have any questions or ifl can be of any assistance.