Tree vs. taxi in Yonkers prompts tree inspections

The Yonkers Parks Department is out trimming and inspecting local trees after a driver narrowly escaped injury earlier this week when a tree came crashing down on his car.

Parks Department Employee Kenneth DePierro says they get about 15 phone calls every day from residents asking inspectors to come determine if trees near homes need to be trimmed or cut down entirely.

DePierro says that holes in trees and evidence of decay are both indicators that a tree might need to be cut down.

If inspectors determine trees in need of maintenance are on private property but near ConEd wires, call ConEd to see if it will trim the tree free of charge.

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