Workers yesterday removed the split section of the elm that fell in Tompkins Square Park on Friday afternoon ... up toward the entrance at Avenue A and St. Mark's Place...
Hopefully the tree can remain... Looks healthy enough. But.
A man sitting nearby this morning said that he saw the limb come crashing down. "Dude, it was fucked up. I was sitting right there and it was like, fuck dude."
He believes, fairly seriously, that squirrels caused the limb to fall.
Updated 12:26 p.m.
GammaBlog has more about the tree here. The arborists said that it was unlikely the could survive such a wound.