Showing posts with label dead trees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dead trees. Show all posts

Friday, August 14, 2020

Workers removing damaged Elm tree in Tompkins Square Park

A crew was out early this morning in Tompkins Square Park... cutting up parts of the majestic Elm tree that came down on the southeast corner at the entrance on Seventh Street and Avenue B on Aug. 3 during Tropical Storm Isaias ... Goggla shared these photos...

Unfortunately, the rest of the tree must be removed — workers said that the Elm has tree rot...

Updated 12:45 p.m.

A reader shared this photo...

Per the reader: "Sad we're losing another one. But it will be a sunnier corner now. Maybe more flowers..."

Updated 3 p.m.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

RIP East River Park

Dave on 7th shared this photo from yesterday from along the East River Park promenade. Someone placed memorial ribbons commemorating the life of East River Park: "We will miss your breeze, your trees, your plants and flowers and your birds and bees."

This is all in reaction to the details that emerged last fall (city press release here) about the updated construction phase to protect the East Side against catastrophic flooding along the East River.

As previously reported, the city plans to "lift" East River Park by up to 10 feet when work starts in March 2020. However, to do this, the city will need to close East River Park for up to three and a half years, bulldozing all the current amenities and chopping down many of the trees.

The East Side Coastal Resiliency Project is currently (and quietly) undergoing environmental review. This link goes to the notice of the public review and request for comments.

Per the notice:

"All interested persons, groups, and agencies are invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed use of federal funds to support the construction of the proposed project in a floodplain and / or wetland. The City is interested in alternatives and public perceptions of possible adverse impacts that could result from the project as well as potential mitigation measures."

Write to Calvin Johnson
Assistant Director CDBG-DR New York City Office of Management and Budget
255 Greenwich Street, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10007

Here's the email address.

Meanwhile, a community group called the East River Alliance formed at the end of 2018 to help organize various East River Park stakeholders and to ensure that the design and reconstruction "reflects our community’s needs and values."

You can read more about the Alliance in this article at Patch.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Tree down on Clinton and Stanton

This is the scene this morning on Clinton Street just south of Stanton... EVG reader @artisanmatters shared these photos. Not sure what happened just yet (other than that it fell some time last night and remains blocking the street this a.m) ... and this Bud Light rig took one on the cab...

And two more views via EVG reader @Section215 ...

Saturday, March 3, 2018

[Updated] Tree casualty in Tompkins Square Park from yesterday's storm

One of the trees (a Pin Oak?) along the Ninth Street entrance and the ballfields became uprooted during yesterday's storm ... workers will need to remove this...

Thanks to Steven for the photos...

Updated 3/4

A crew is in the Park this morning to remove the tree...

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Workers remove American Elm in Tompkins Square Park

As we understand it, part of the tree broke off about 10 days ago... apparently the trunk was rotting, and workers had to take it down, per Park sources...

EVG correspondent Steven shared these photos...

For reference purposes, the tree was in the Sandra Turner Garden... between Temperance Fountain and the ping-pong table...

Friday, June 24, 2016

[Updated] Neighbors ask Con Ed to water this tree 'dying of thirst'

Someone has placed a homemade sign in this dusty tree pit outside the Con Ed substation on Sixth Street at Avenue A...

"Dear Con Ed,

I am dying of thirst

Please... when you get a chance"

Updated 11:39 am

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Avenue A, now with fewer trees

Multiple EVG readers came across this scene this morning just before 9 on Avenue A between East Second Street and East Third Street… where workers were mulching up a fallen tree…

Unfortunately, no one (yet!) has passed along what happened to the tree on the west side of the street… How did it fall? Did it crack? Was it struck? Pushed? Bitten? Karate chopped?

Thanks to the EVG reader for the photos!

Per the comments, three trees on this block had to be removed...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tree down at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery

Workers today had to remove the last of the majestic willows from St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery… along the eastern edge of the property at Second Avenue between East 10th Street and East 11th Street… EVG reader Daniel, who shared these photos, said that the tree was diseased (there was yellow tape around it for the past week or so) …

We're curious how old the tree was… here's a photo circa 1905 via the New York Cemetery Project

Monday, August 24, 2015

St. Mark's Place down a tree

Also today, workers removed a tree on St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Man… right by The Sock Man…

Apparently it was a sickly tree … and hollowed out about 4-5 feet…

Word along here was that rats (a den? herd? pack? flock?) were living inside the deadish tree.

And how Google Street View remembers the tree…

Thanks to EVG correspondent Steven for the photos and investigative reporting...

Monday, May 25, 2015

Reader report: Please don't destroy the trees

Via the EVG inbox…

Hey, thought this would be a great time to remind our transient college folks that it is not cool to destroy nature. Disgusting.

According to the reader, the above tree on East 12th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B was vandalized last evening by "a pack of drunken college kids … walking between bars and deciding to rip the branches off."

Meanwhile, in other tree news, a reader noted a downed tree on First Avenue near East Fifth Street yesterday…

… someone had removed it by this morning…

The reader was unaware why the tree came down, pointing out that someone unsuccessfully tried to prop it up with a stone…

And, if you'd like some closure, the tree is now around the corner on East Fifth Street…

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Tree down on East 13th Street

Just off Second Avenue. Anyone know when this happened? How it happened?

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Dec. 21

Wow. EVG reader Mark White spotted this yesterday on East Second Street between Avenue A and Avenue B. And we saw it with our own Google Glass eyes and can vouch for its authenticity.

Likely a record for waiting to toss out a tree.

And how did this conversation go down?

Let's go buy a Christmas tree today.

Great, but let's throw out last year's tree first...

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Residents already 'chipping in' (heh) with recycling their Christmas trees

Someone started the first pile of discarded Christmas trees yesterday in Tompkins Square Park ...

[Bobby Williams]

And we are still weeks away from the city's official MulchFest:

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12 and 13, 2013
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Per the City's Parks & Rec site:

These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree. More than 24,000 trees were recycled last year. Help us top this number!

Previously on EV Grieve:
Parents accidentally throw out children with Christmas tree

Monday, June 25, 2012

Large branch falls on East 14th Street

EVG reader Joe reports that, just before 6 a.m., a large branch of the flowering pear tree outside the Duane Reade on East 14th Street near First Avenue split and fell...

No word on the shape of the rest of the tree...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

City removes rammed tree alongside Tompkins Square Park

Last Friday, we noted that someone or something rammed this tree on Avenue B along Tompkins Square Park...

Apparently the damage was bad enough that the city needed to remove the tree...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

How to get a new tree for your block

For months last year, ConEd worked on 11th Street just east of First Avenue ... In late June, ConEd finished up the job... leaving behind a dead tree where the steampipe was working...

Meanwhile, someone removed the dead tree.

Seems reasonable that residents along here might ask about a tree replacement. Here's the response a resident received from Councilmember Rosie Mendez's office about such a request:

Con Edison has informed us that they do not replace trees. All curb line trees belong to the City of New York. Only the City can put in a claim for their property. If you plant a tree on City property (Curb), after one year it becomes the property of the City of New York. According to the City Parks Department, trees should be planted 20 feet from steam mains. The tree that was killed did not meet this stipulation since it was closer than 20 feet from the steam main.

[Y]ou or the block association can request a tree from the City free of charge. You can go to [this website].

However, the city and the Parks Department will probably suggest that you plant it somewhere else to meet the 20 feet requirement.

Got all that?