Although the intentions of the Parks Department are sound, they truly ran afoul of the need of aging residents to advance their well-being by visiting their podiatrist and other medical specialists at 32-07 Francis Lewis Boulevard in Bayside.
One would think that even if this tree bed is precisely within Parks guidelines, a reasonable accommodation ought be considered that would bring into alignment the ability of those wishing to maintain their health and enjoy the beauty of a tree.
These are not adversarial goals, but rather completely simpatico ends that will enhance the well-being of all if the nascent tree is more thoughtfully positioned.
The safety and security of all neighborhood residents and visitors warrant a re-rooting of this tree bed.
As William Blake once opined, "the tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way."
Surely a tree can flourish on Francis Lewis Boulevard, and when well-situated will redound to the benefit of all.