Monday, June 23, 2008

Tree Vigil on Broughton

Howard Falk is the co-founder and president of Bloomfield and Montclair's newest and largest environmentally conscious Brookdale Park Conservancy. Although Falk lives literally a twig's throw from the park, he can hardly be characterized as a NYMBY type since he also founded the 5 1/2 year old anti-war Bloomfield Peace Vigil. When his Broughton St. neighbor, Jane Calif, sounded the alert regarding the imminent destruction of one of the neighborhood's oldest trees for the expansion of a driveway, Falk was one of the first on the scene joining 8 other neighbors in a vigil that has temporarily led the tree whackers to postpone the deed.

1 comment:

  1. Good for him! I hope they save that tree. We had a beautiful old oak taken down in our neighborhood and no one knew ahead of time the new owners of the house were planning on doing it. It was on their own property so am not sure anyone could have prevented it but it was a shame.