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Bronx Anti-Tree Sentiments Rising

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Anti-tree movement takes root in Bronx suburb.

What's not to like about a tree? Apparently plenty, if you live in one New York City neighbourhood. Some residents in the Bronx are fuming over the city's plans to plant trees on their block.

They say the roots will eventually crack the sidewalks - and they'll be stuck with the repair bills.

Opponents also fear that fully grown trees will damage their homes, clog sewer drains and entangle power lines in the borough's Mott Haven neighbourhood.

Parks officials did not comment on the residents' specific concerns, but they said careful thought goes into each tree planting.

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Edward J. Small

is currently a graduate student at the Columbia School of Journalism. He has previously worked as the editor-in-chief of his college newspaper, The Dickinsonian, and as an editorial intern at America’s most prominent fake newspaper, The Onion. He is a native of Connecticut but currently lives in New York City.