In Sandy's aftermath, the peninsula lost an untold number of trees. To date the town has collected nearly 10,000 tons of debris, a portion of which is stored in a corner of a North Hempstead Beach Park parking lot. Some is being carted upstate and to Pennsylvania, while still more is designated for composting.
Which leads to the question: How do you feel about the loss of trees? Are you relieved that they won't interfere with power lines in the future? Do you mourn their missing presence on our landscape? Tell us in the comments.