Friday, August 21, 2020
A little off the top
Workers were back in Tompkins Square Park, where they removed more of the stump of the English Elm that came down at the entrance on Seventh Street and Avenue B on Aug. 3 during Tropical Storm Isaias ... (thanks to Steven for pointing this out!)
Not sure what the plans are for the rest of the stump...
... and if you want to try to figure out how old this majestic tree was...
EVG reader Bobby G. previously pointed out that this was an English Elm, not an American Elm as someone wrote, "and the only one in the park. Tons of Squirrels lived in it, and my guess is that it was one of the oldest trees in the park."
Posted by Grieve at 1:28 PM
Labels: Tompkins Square Park, tree stumps, trees
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Sad to see this one go. Maybe the tree carving guy can make a sculpture.
My friend, you hook a team of oxen up with chains, pull the stump and replant
Behold...The Mighty Phallus
I second the idea of the tree carving guy. I hope someone can arrange for that to happen.
"EVG reader Bobby G. previously pointed out that this was an English Elm, not an American Elm as someone wrote" - I didn't see any reply that specifically claimed this was an American elm rather than an English one, however, I would suggest that tree viruses are not capable of distinguishing between a US tree and a UK one and attacks them with equal ferocity when given the chance. Yes, in the 1920s it was the American elm that was decimated, with the English less so, but in the 1960s, it returned to almost wipe out the English branch of the family.
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