Queens councilman introduces bill to create Downed Tree Task Force

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To improve the health of trees in New York City, Councilman Peter Koo introduced a package of legislation to create a Downed Tree Task Force and to improve tree inspection and reporting requirements. 

According to Koo, fallen trees and tree limbs pose significant dangers to New Yorkers during severe weather events. 

“Without regular inspections, the same trees that add so much character and beauty to our neighborhoods can cause mass destruction. Falling trees and limbs can destroy homes, cars, even lives,” Koo said. 

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