Newsday Dec. 26 – Tree cutting at Nassau preserve spurs anger

“The mass tree cutting a month after superstorm Sandy provoked complaints from some neighbors, park advocates and members of the North Shore Audubon Society. They accused the county of indiscriminately taking down trees to increase its reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“I’m sick over it,” said Legis. Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, (D-Glen Cove), whose North Shore district includes the 204-acre preserve. “It takes them a minute to cut down the trees that have been growing for 100 years.”

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