Tuesday, April 18, 2006

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Part 9

It's Spring and we love our tree across the street this time of year. The leaves are almost a flourescent green and they dazzle in the light. Below is a picture from a perspective at ground level. All photos from April 17, 2006 at approximately 6:30 P.M. EDT.

Previous tree posts are here (earlier this month) and here the Fall-Winter cycle.

Sadly, a neighbor's tree on the sidewalk, two doors down, disappeared yesterday. Last week we saw few sheets of bark come off of it, almost as if it were shedding a skin. Apparently, that indicated to the Parks Department, or some city organization that the tree was ill. And so it goes. This is all that's left:

Melanie and I have sworn that, if the tree across the street, subject of the "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" posts, were to succumb to an ailment that would render it chainsawable, we would have to move. Hopefully, it won't come to that....

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