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Trees Removed From Historic Tappan Village Green
After a couple of phone calls from concerned Tappan residents, I found out that the Orangetown highway department was indeed cutting down the large evergreen and deciduous trees that have graced the village green for many years. Their removal is part of an overall plan for the green, in which the several monuments will be relocated, and native trees and shrubs will be planted. The project was given additional impetus by last autumn's storm, which blew down similarly large trees on the grounds of the DeWint House in Tappan. The huge old pines, with their shallow root systems, were seen as being particularly vulnerable, and therefore a threat to the nearby historic buildings. The new trees will be a variety of serviceberry tree, said to be particularly beautiful.
I have been a resident of Tappan for forty years, and still live in the 1860 Italianate Victorian house my wife Jean and I bought all those years ago. I have always been active in the community, inclu....