Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bidding Farewell To One Of Carroll Park's Giants

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Carroll Park has been closed since Hurricane Sandy because some of the park's beautiful old trees fell down and needed to be cut into sections for removal and others lost limbs and needed to first be inspected by the NYC Park's Department so make sure that they were still sound.
Early this morning, a crew showed up and started by sawing the beautiful old Linden in the rock garden on the President Street side of the park that toppled during the storm.
It was actually very impressive to see the crew at work, but also rather sad to watch. The tree was certainly more than a century old and represent a bit of Carroll Gardens history.
The community should plant a new one in its place as soon as we can.
As soon as the rest of the trees have been trimmed and inspected, the park can be opened to the public again.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG - this is sad. Met a man the other day whose Californian son is an arborist on his way to NYC to work here for 3 months on trees. Many trees in the city need to be assessed - cannot be forgotten that this was the second worst hurricane to hit the USA topped only by Katrina.

Anonymous said...

I hope the other trees are ok. What a sad day for the park.