This is a petition to replace the weeping willow trees destroyed by hurricanes Irene and Sandy in the East Village community garden, La Plaza Cultural Armando Perez. Community parks and gardens are important cornerstones of the East Village community. The willow trees stood tall for thirty years in La Plaza Cultural and were symbols of resistance and survival. The trees were loved by the community and complimented the unique character of the village. The trees fell victim to Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Sandy. It is time to replant these trees and reenergize the spirit of the garden.
More on the importance of the trees: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/30/an-east-village-symbol-of-survival-succumbs-to-irene/
About the garden: http://laplazacultural.com/