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Another Magnificent Brooklyn Heights Elm Doomed

It’s been a bad year for elm trees in the Heights. Just under a year ago, the great elm in the courtyard of the Mansion House, 145 Hicks Street, fell victim to Hurricane Irene. Now we have learned that the even larger and probably older elm in the courtyard of Grace Church (photo) off Hicks […]

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Sawdust Memories: Mansion House Elm Ain’t Nothin’ but Mulch Now

BHB reader “Carl” shot these photos of yesterday’s clean up of the Mansion House American Elm, which met its demise early Sunday morning. Just as many of the trees felled by Hurricane Irene and its aftermath, Brooklyn Heights’ beloved elm will be ground down into mulch. “Too bad it couldn’t be turned into lumber to […]

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#Irene Takes Out Mansion House Elm

The giant American elm tree that has graced the courtyard of the Mansion House at 145 Hicks Street was knocked down by Hurricane #Irene overnight. The elm, which faced the axe four years ago was beloved by many in Brooklyn Heights. VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP

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Hurricane #Irene – A Tree Falls in Brooklyn

The American elm at the Mansion House [145-153 Hicks Street] has come down in the middle of the street, smashing a brick wall at the apartment building, and breaking a window at the house across the street. Fortunately, nobody was parked underneath. We remember the tree and the controversy it caused here.

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Is it Over Yet? 2008 in Review: April – June

And now on with the countdown… here are some BHB highlights from April – June 2008:

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Can Alfalfa Stop the War on Trees?

Friends, there clearly is a war on trees happening in Brookyn Heights and DUMBO.  Today’s reports from the Brooklyn Eagle regarding two evergreens put in “cement shoes” on Remsen Street and from the Brooklyn Paper of “artist” Olafur Eliasson’s continued NYC Waterfall attack on trees lining the Brooklyn Heights Promenade as well as trees at […]

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Still Standing: Mansion House Elm

Proving that man is ephemeral but trees are eternal, the Mansion House American elm tree which had faced the axe last summer blooms for another season at 145 Hicks Street.

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Mansion House Elm Not Dead Yet

Word from the Mansion House is that the coop board is working with Con Ed and others to find ways to save the American elm in its courtyard at 145 Hicks Street. Anyone else from the "inside" have an update?

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NYT on Elm Tree Drama

The New York Times reports on the controversy surrounding the American elm at 145 Hicks Street (Mansion House). While the lively conversation on BHB is not mentioned directly (well at least Sewell Chan loves us) you'll notice many familiar names in the article: New York Times: The Giant in the Courtyard…: “I love my tree,” […]

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Eagle on the Elm

The Brooklyn Eagle reports on the 145 Hicks Street (Mansion House) coop meeting held on Monday night: Brooklyn Eagle: Rare Elm Tree….: A three-hour private meeting of shareholding residents of the co-op Monday night resulted in a call for the co-op board to "review the numbers" and to consider the choice of waterproofing the building's […]

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