Saturday, September 10, 2022

City cuts down this tree — said to be rotting — in Tompkins Square Park

Photos by Steven 

The city cut down a tree — said to be an American elm — today in Tompkins Square Park...
We're told that a good part of the tree, located near Temperance Fountain, was hollowed out and rotting... and in danger of falling... 
Here's a look at the tree last week... 
... which was a popular spot for squirrels... 
H/T to EVG reader Bobby G. for also sending along a few photos...


  1. I think it's true, Elms die by rotting from the inside out.
    But how do they know, to be sure, before cutting it down?
    From what I've seen in TSP over the years, with many/most "dying" elms, one can see the internal ring of rot once they've cut it down.
    Still, the whole process is nasty, like a relative dying from cancer. They look so normal till they go.

  2. On a more positive note. The tree closer to seventh street that was very much alive but totally on its side was finally hoisted up and secured with a rope tied to the fence to hopefully prevent it from falling again.


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