While on a walk, a Mineola resident noticed this distressed tree, choking on the guide wires that were set when it was first planted. He went home to get some wire cutters and snipped the wires to release the strangulation of the tree.
He has seen and rescued another tree with a similar fate in the neighbourhood. The guide wires are only supposed to be on for up to 2 years. If you see this kind of tree distress, please notify the property owners or, if necessary, take action to save the tree.
Here are close up images of the tree being Strangled by its guide wires (left)
And the tree after the wires were removed (right)