The NYC Parks & Recreation Department (NYCPR) removes a tree when there is a risk that it might fall onto pedestrians or vehicular traffic.
In June 2020, one of our block’s oldest and most treasured trees --a majestic pear tree— was struck in the middle of the night. A branch cracked so badly that the NYCPR deemed it a hazard, immediately cut down the tree, turned it into wood chips, and now all that remains is a stump.
West 9th Street Block Association (W9BA) recently contacted city officials to request a replacement, were told that there is a backlog and that the replacement would likely be a young tree. Now that we’re in July, we are launching this campaign to remove and replace the stump with an older tree. If we are able to raise needed funds, we will not lose the beauty of a mature tree and its gorgeous canopy.
With special thanks to our friends at 69W9 who have been our "first responders" in caring for the tree that neighbors along the block refer to as Jane's Tree.
Every little bit helps and we thank you,
Lue Ann, Chad, Annette, Susannah, and Nina
W9BA Volunteer Executive Officer Team
The funds raised here will be used solely to remove the stump, procure a more resilient older tree, and have it planted by our arborist with ongoing care provided by W9BA for all to enjoy.