At about 1:00 p.m. yesterday your correspondent noticed a very tall crane standing in the middle of Remsen Street just west of Henry, which necessitated blocking all traffic from Remsen between Hicks and Henry.
Approaching the site, I saw a tree, its roots encased in a basket, lying on a flatbed trailer. The crane was about to lift the tree off the trailer and onto the street.
Once the tree was on the street, workers prepared it to be lifted vertically.
When it was high enough to clear the tops of houses, it was swung northward to be deposited and planted in the back yard of one of the houses on the north side of Remsen.
I later learned that this was the second tree to be so hoisted yesterday. The first one went up at about 10:00 a.m.