Tree Down on Promenade

This year’s severe weather is taking its toll on Brooklyn Heights foliage. Last evening’s squall brought this limb down on the Promenade.

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  • GHB

    What’s going on with those honey locust trees? The storm wasn’t that severe. Same thing happened a few weeks ago on Columbia Heights when there was no storm. The branch just fell…

  • T.K. Small

    I was out last night when that storm came through. At least where I was situated, the wind was incredibly strong. I tried to take cover under the rear corner of One BBP. The debris that was being blown around really stung. I’m glad there was only a little bit of rain.

  • GHB

    Didn’t realize it was that bad. Usually, I can see big storms approaching. Last night I didn’t know anything until it was already raining.

  • Homer Fink

    Police tape up now and a park department employee is keeping guard.

  • GHB

    They should remove the dead branch a few trees away that’s looming over the Promenade.

  • David on Middagh

    Homer, I saw that yellow “caution” tape and wondered who it was protecting. Legally blind joggers?

  • Wrennie

    DOM, sometimes I suspect that they put that tape up just to protect themselves from people who see it as an opportunity to sue the city–like people who pretend they slipped at a supermarket because someone didn’t clean up a spilled soda bottle or something.

    Also, what time was this storm? I had no idea we had one.

  • David on Middagh

    Wrennie, I’ll bet you’re right.

    Oh, and the storm clouds were gathering around eight. But the wind and rain had abated by nine.

  • Jorale-man

    On the plus side, we definitely needed the rain. The trees have been looking really brown lately and Cadman Plaza Park looks like October with all of the leaves falling.

  • Andrew Porter

    The trees on the Promenade were planted when it was done, about 60 years ago. Many of the trees have reached full maturity, and should be cut down and replaced. You can see the suckers—small growths coming right off the trunk—which indicate the tree has reached the end of its life, plus lots of dead limbs.

    Note that the maple behind the “dead” house at 192 Columbia Heights has largely died this year. There are numerous bare branches with the bark fallen off. This is another accident waiting to happen.