Friday, August 21, 2009

A Tree Gets Cut in Brooklyn

I don't know if it was damage from this week's storm, the sad case of the Central Park pedestrian who was hit by a tree branch, or the health of the tree. Either way, yesterday a large truck and chipper spent the better part of the day cutting off all the branches of this large tree on the 5th Avenue Slope in the park. It used to be one of the trees that provided shade to those playing, enjoying the view, and picnicking on the slope. Now it provides curious children with an opportunity to poke and prod its crevices.

Was anyone there yesterday to talk to the people who did the deed? Anyone know what the reason was for the de-branching?

Marked for destruction by a green dot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From the looks of it, I'd say that tree was dying. Did the cut areas look fresh or dead? It seems from the pic that most of the tree was dead before the rather radical pruning. It is now, anyway. I'm always surprised that trees can even live in such a hostile environment. While we have more trees here than you can shake a stick at, I can appreciate that every tree is important in Brooklyn. So few left now.