Port Main Street Tree Update

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In the Town of North Hempstead’s original $1 million streetscape plan for Port Washington’s Main Street, the town called for 19 trees that had been deemed to be diseased or which caused extensive damage to the sidewalks, curbs and street pavement to be removed to accommodate new street grades, 14 tree replacements and 27 trees to remain.

Residents Forward released a statement on Aug. 9, explaining that it supports the efforts of the town to create a “more beautiful and walkable downtown” and met with Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio on Aug. 2 to request five additional replacements to total the 19 trees removed.

“The town has now agreed to plant five additional trees (not limited to Main Street),” said the Residents Forward release. “Residents Forward has been asked by the town to help identify genus and locations for these five additional trees. Please contact our office if you would like to provide input.”

The effort will be funded from the $1 million that was allocated.

“Trees are an important part of our suburban quality of life in Port Washington, and throughout North Hempstead,” said town spokesperson Carole Trottere. “We continue to look for ways to enhance the town’s tree replanting programs and encourage our residents to do their part in keeping North Hempstead green.”

For information on which trees will be removed, visit www.northhempsteadny.gov/pwarborist. For questions or more information, call 311.

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