Turning the corner at Sprain Road to Underhill Road from my home, I suddenly saw a huge bulldozer that was cutting down these 100 year old trees on the corner of Underhill and Sprain. My heart sunk. This corner is another large area where the deers graze in the summer. I also saw that ominous orange tape that you see when they are cording off areas for houses to be built.
I immediately went online when I got home from the store to research what was going on. Sure enough, Greenburgh approved the cutting down of 427 trees on this busy turn to allow Toll Brothers to build 10 houses in a cul de sac. This is another 10 acres of land that the wildlife will not be able to rely on for grazing. The construction that will be going on this spring and summer will also certainly interrupt this busy corner.
Yes, they said they will plant 141 new trees and some 95 shrubs, but we will not replace greenery in the area and certainly will take years to fill in.
Its amazing to me that Greenburgh (which I live in) has so many requirements and permits you need to get just to put a shed in, and makes you go through so much to cut down just one tree on your property that is more than six inches in diameter and 4 feet high, but they will allow a Toll Brothers to come in an cut down 427 trees. What happened to their call for green space? Two of the articles state they expect complaints. Too little too late. Its all about tax dollars.
So, this is probably good news for those who are looking for a new house at the end of 2015 in either Edgemont or Ardsley school district (did not list which one yet), but sad news for the deer (who will probably now populate our neighborhood even more than they do now).
Author:Thomas Ricapito Phone: 914-804-3048 Dated: February 16th 2015 Views: 1,355 About Thomas: I got into real estate sales by accident in 2006. At the time, I recently earned a Bachelor's Degre...
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