Sunday, August 28, 2011
Residents of the Mansion House told the Brooklyn Eagle back in 2007 that the tree was "one of the few healthy survivors of the Dutch elm disease that devastated most of these majestic trees in the past century."
caused a stir (and here) several years ago when the Mansion House considered chopping it down. But popular sentiment prevailed and the tree was stabilized with cables instead.
Super-saturated soil and wind from Hurricane Irene finally brought this graceful giant down.
The Wooden House Project blog has information about these houses.
UPDATE: Late Sunday afternoon a giant linden tree crashed down on Joralemon Street. More here.
- Arborcide in Brooklyn Heights, Again
Photos by MK Metz
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