Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tribute to a fallen tree on St. Mark's Place

[Top 2 photos via Steven]

The city this morning deemed it necessary to remove the Callery pear tree from outside 26 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.

Yesterday morning, a large branch fell, which, miraculously, missed the pedestrians and vehicles in the vicinity.

According to this site, the "Callery pear has a weak wood and branch structure ..." The tree appeared to show signs of rot.

Here's a look at what's left behind...

[Photo via @PerchNewYork]

... and there is a tribute, which begins "Dearly Beloved," on the stump...

[Photo by Chris Rowland]


soundsnyc said...

Dearly Beloved is so true!!! Many love you as we have lived our lives with you.

Anonymous said...

Love this!

Roberta & Sidney said...

A few months before this tree "died" someone paved over the soil surrounding the tree. II noticed it right away - who would pave around a tree - that's how the tree gets water! No other trees on the block were ever paved around. Maybe this tree did not die a natural death. Hope someone can find out who paved over the soil - maybe this tree was murdered.