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Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Some Thoughts Before You Cut Down a Tree

Gray Birch

The devastation of Hurricane Sandy can still be felt around my Meadowlands home. Neighbors I knew for years have moved away, many displaced and some never able to return even for their belongings. But besides the human toll there was also a localized environmental loss that for the most part went unnoticed.

It was a very insidious loss that went unobserved until it seemed one day a few curious folks looked up and noticed things were very different around their neighborhood. The trees had just about disappeared.

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