Ugh. Workers started removing part of this beautiful Elm in the middle of the Park yesterday... (See below — a limb fell)
Several readers said that the workers are taking out the rest today (Dutch Elm Disease?) ... Per Jean-Paul: "It's almost all gone — huge gap in the canopy right in the middle of the Park now." EVG reader Patrick said that the "branches are visibly rotted and hollow."
We'll get to the Park as soon as we can...
By my probably inaccurate count, this is the eighth tree the Park has lost since Hurricane Irene last summer. (Including this one on Avenue B.)
Photos by Bobby Williams.
This photo is from yesterday via @guywasko who noted: "Huge limb from majestic American Elm just fell in Tompkins Square Park. No one hit or hurt. Crazy loud."
Updated: 3:54 ... Ugh... Bobby Williams just sent photos of the tree now...