140 trees in Brooklyn, Queens being removed for Kosciuszko Bridge construction

Officials from the DOT say that 300 additional

Officials from the DOT say that 300 additional trees will be planted to replace the ones that they removed. (March 28, 2014 7:07 PM)

Officials say 140 trees are coming down in Brooklyn and Queens this month as the state Department of Transportation prepares to replace the Kosciuszko Bridge. 

However, officials say they are making sure that they're doing it in an eco-friendly way.

The trees are being removed to protect an endangered bat population, which nests in trees in the area. The bats are in hibernation...

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