Activists Arrested as City Cuts Down Cherry Trees in Corlears Hook Park
Cherry Trees are in full bloom inside Corlears Hook Park, yet doom has befallen. The chainsaws are out, as are the activists to protest.
At least two activists were arrested yesterday afternoon attempting to stop workers from cutting down the trees. This work was initially slated to transpire over the weekend, but was delayed.
We’re told that of the eight total trees uprooted yesterday, five were cherry trees.
The logging – what activists are calling an arborcide – is part of the ground clearance ahead of the $1.45 billion East Side Coastal Resiliency Project.
Meanwhile, access to Corlears Hook Park is limited to Jackson Street and the west entrances on Cherry Street. The city also promises that the approach to the ferry terminal will remain unhindered during construction.
— a thousand people a thousand trees (@1000treesNYC) April 11, 2022