Waterfalls Didn’t Hurt Trees, Now Can We Just STFU About It?

Just as experts promised last year during the brouhaha/embroglio/cluster**** over  Olafur Eliasson’s NYC Waterfalls art project allegedly inflicting damage upon trees along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade,  the Brooklyn Eagle has found someone who says the trees are A-OK.  Not only that, but the recent wet weather has caused  some trees along Columbia Heights to be  “too healthy”.  Now can everyone just STFU about this issue?

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  • Mickey

    First of all, I object to the use of “STFU” in the headline. We have always kept this blog to polite discussion — even over heated issues — and if that changes I will discontinue subscribing & reading. That being said, one can always find either statistics or an “expert” to validate conclusions that they already have drawn. “My expert” will debate “your expert” ad nauseam. The truth is that we will not know the long term effects of salt spray on our trees until the long term has passed — and even then, some will deny that the cause of any problem was the salt spray. The point is that we need to identify the potentialities in an environmental impact study before we do something like this again, and then determine whether we want to take the risk.

  • The Where

    They’re trees, they can be replaced. The installation was stupid. Get over it. No one was killed in the execution of bad art. I thought STFU was Silly Tree Freaks Unite. No?

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  • nabeguy

    Where, who’s your dealer? Can I score some Purple Owsley?

  • http://noticingnewyork.blogspt.com/ Michael D. D. White

    The trees are healthy?

    For a better more thorough and up-to-date report see:

    Monday, May 18, 2009
    Watch It Bud . . How “Bloomie” Are Things After Bloomie’s Falls? (Revisited- #4) Telling the Tale of The Removal of the Tell-Tale

    Michael D. D. White
    Noticing New York

  • The Where

    Nice self promotion Mr. White. How’s Mr. Blue doing? This tree issue, if you have the moxie to call it that, is nothing a nice sharp pair of clippers couldn’t solve. It’s called pruning.

    And the tree problem is nothing compared to the issues people in Darfur face everyday.