A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (NY)
BROOKLYN, NY - It was discovered, last Monday, that a tree has
grown in Brooklyn, NY. Amazed residents stared dumbfounded at
the three-year-old sapling. Two girls discovered the North
American Honey Birch (Honeyus Bircheus) on the way to school.
"At first I thought, like, it was just a tall weed," Melissa
Hanes, 15, said, "then I, like, looked closer and I realized it
looked kinda, like, similar to a tree." She explained they had
just learnt about trees in social studies class. They were
learning about different aspects of other cultures.
Her classmate, and fellow discoverer, Jessica Pone, 15,
observed, "When Mrs.Salisky spoke about these really tall plants
nobody believed her. We all thought it was a joke, like if she
had said that, like, all GAP stores were closing down. It was
just that unbelievable!"
They called the New York City Park's Department. The whole
department came down to marvel at the site.
"Sure we've seen trees in Queens and Staten Island, but in
Brooklyn?" exclaimed Richard Seer, deputy commissioner of the
Park's Department. "We are petitioning that the site be declared
a historical landmark." Although this is generally given to
historically significant sites, he believes that City Hall will
overlook that requirement for this special discovery. Copyright
2005 Cy Yablonsky. Cy Yablonsky is an Associate Realtor with
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