As if creating allergy-free kittens and duplicating Mary’s little lambs wasn’t enough – New Yorker’s will now have the opportunity to find shade in the clones of Central Park’s own trees. As part of Mayor Bloomberg’s promise to plant one million new trees by 2017, arborists have been removing 12-inch branch ends from some of the Park’s oldest trees, as well as a sample of 25 others which will be cultivated and eventually planted throughout the city’s 5 boroughs. Will the Mayor’s plan to turn our city into a tree laden forest be successful? We have our doubts. However, we can still take comfort in the fact that our little clone-lings will provide shade for years to come.