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40-Year-Old Trees Razed in Bklyn Heights; 'War Declared'

Paging the Brooklyn Lorax. Where were you when five old-timers (four 40-year-old gingkos and one London plane) were laid low on a previously shadier stretch of Henry Street near Orange? The Brooklyn Eagle assesses the damage: "Now, after the piles of firewood and sawdust have been carted away, neighbors shake their heads over the loss and point their fingers at different villains." The Parks Department? The contractor? The co-op at 75 Henry? Unnamed root complainers in the 'hood? Who knows. Let's just say we expected to see at least a little bit of Brooklyn Heights barricade-storming based on the "war declared" headline, and came up wanting more.
· War Declared in Brooklyn Heights Over Destruction of Mature Trees [BrooklynEagle]
· He Speaks for the Prospect Heights Trees [Curbed]

UPDATE: The Times joins the media frenzy.