Tuesday, July 10, 2018

No injuries reported as large tree branch comes crashing down on St. Mark's Place



This tree branch fell this morning outside 26 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue... EVG reader Maegan Hayward shared these photos...



Thankfully, despite being a busy corridor for pedestrians and vehicles (especially deliveries), the damage was minimal. Per Maegan: "Luckily it seems like no one was injured and nothing was damaged other than the tree."

The sidewalk bridge outside 19-25 St. Mark's Place across the street prevented the tree from possibly damaging the storefronts or hitting the pedestrians who were there at the time.





And 7 seconds of video, which shows just how large this branch is...



"It just seemed to fall out of nowhere," Maegan said.

Updated:

Steven shared these photos... after the branch was (mostly) removed from the street...







...and a photo of the branch attachment...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's hope they don't chop down that tree. Enough trees been gone in this neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Mulch fest.

NOTORIOUS said...

Oh snap!

JQ LLC said...

That tree sure is rotted. It looks like a cavity or gangrene.

Expect this to happen with more frequency, considering the constant humidity we've been getting. Can't overlook the standard overlooking by the Parks Dept. when it comes to aged trees.

Greg Cellamare said...

When I rode past yesterday, it looked to me like the city went about trimming all the trees along the corridor to avoid another one falling...i could be wrong though..