May 3, 2013
Columbia J-school student Brett Essler contacted the Garden just days after Superstorm Sandy devastated the east coast to ask if there was any way we could work with him on a photojournalism project recording the devastation wrought to trees throughout New York City. We helped him to get access to our amazing arborists who were cleaning up some of the biggest trees on our grounds, many of which were well over 100 (or even 200) years old.

"While the loss of a tree is not comparable to the loss of a life, home, or livelihood, the plants and trees that line our parks, yards, and streets are an important part of our city’s history and ecosystem. The city’s trees are home to endangered migratory birds, shelter from the summer sun, and the backdrop for a cherished family photos."

And it’s true. Trees are vital. They cool our artificially heated city, provide shelter, shade, food, and beauty. Trees are emotional plants. It hurts to see them destroyed. Thanks for capturing the poignancy, Brett. ~AR
(via Photographer documents tree damage following Superstorm Sandy : TreeHugger)

Columbia J-school student Brett Essler contacted the Garden just days after Superstorm Sandy devastated the east coast to ask if there was any way we could work with him on a photojournalism project recording the devastation wrought to trees throughout New York City. We helped him to get access to our amazing arborists who were cleaning up some of the biggest trees on our grounds, many of which were well over 100 (or even 200) years old.

"While the loss of a tree is not comparable to the loss of a life, home, or livelihood, the plants and trees that line our parks, yards, and streets are an important part of our city’s history and ecosystem. The city’s trees are home to endangered migratory birds, shelter from the summer sun, and the backdrop for a cherished family photos."

And it’s true. Trees are vital. They cool our artificially heated city, provide shelter, shade, food, and beauty. Trees are emotional plants. It hurts to see them destroyed. Thanks for capturing the poignancy, Brett. ~AR

(via Photographer documents tree damage following Superstorm Sandy : TreeHugger)

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