The Fire Department of New York is coming under fire today for taking the real trees displayed in apartment buildings due to code violations. Residents are crying “bah humbug!”. The FDNY says they are just doing their jobs. The Christmas tree fires reported in apartment buildings have been so prolific that New York cannot spare the danger or the cost. Speaking of the cost, no word yet on any imposed fines. Read more about it here.
Note: most FDNY stations have live trees, too.