Monday, June 15, 2015

Fire ants in the hole?



Crews are in Tompkins Square Park this morning whacking back/inspecting the elm tree near Temperance Fountain... the one that had a large branch come crashing down when the Park was closed late Saturday or early Sunday ...

EVG correspondent Derek Berg says that there is talk of fire ants (!) being the culprit here...



Workers will continue to give the tree a thorough exam.

5 comments:

Shawn G. Chittle said...

No "Empire of the Ants" or "Phase IV" Youtube videos? C'mon Grieve! :-)

Empire of the Ants (full movie; starring Joan Collins, it's hilarious)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFVq0Ij0mE8

Phase IV (full movie; very smart ants take over the world. Very well done film!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRJhBJ0nh8M

Anonymous said...

Fire ants are not native to NY but there are many species of red ants that often get mistaken for fire ants.

Anonymous said...

Is this like a climate change thing? Didn't know those critters could live this far north -- or that they ate trees, for that matter?

paddy523 said...

Way too cold above the old Mason/Dixon line for fire ants. They like it hot.

Walter said...

Hey Shawn, your favorite movies are playing at The Antology Theater on 2nd Street.