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Queens Pols Can Tell a Lie About Chopping Down Cherry Trees

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George Washington's ghost must be ready to haunt the hell out of the Queens Borough Hall, after the borough president's office said that it was going to protect a number of trees that graced the courtyard of the borough hall, and then had them all chopped down while building a new $17 million atrium. The tree massacre, as it is being called, was a cost-cutting move as well as a sap spiller. Transplanting trees is not a capital expense. Buying new trees to replace the ones you chop down is a capital expense.
· Tree Massacre At Queens Borough Hall [AWalkinThePark]