Garden City residents stumped by LIRR's tree-chopping

Residents in Garden City say they're outraged after the Long Island Rail Road chopped down long-established trees instead of what was supposed to be routine

GARDEN CITY - Residents in Garden City say they're outraged after the Long Island Rail Road chopped down long-established trees instead of what was supposed to be routine branch trimming.Residents say they received fliers from the railroad alerting them to the scheduled work. Some neighbors responded with a petition to stop it, noting that the trees acted as a barrier from passing trains.According to the LIRR, the work is performed every year around this time to remove big, leafy branches that can fall on the tracks. The railroad says it focused on areas where the residue of crushed leaves has created a slipping hazard for trains.Residents say they're outraged that the LIRR can clear their neighborhood of its vegetation. The Village of Garden City says it plans to replant trees on village property to rebuild the barrier.

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