I heard the sad news today on EV Grieve, the Leaning Elm (Also known as the Yoni Elm) is scheduled to be cut down. I painted a heart to leave a token of my love. I saw the arborists checking out this tree back in April. When it remained untouched this past summer, I thought it had checked out OK, but no, according to Tompkins Park Gardener Debby Hulse, the results of that examination is why it is coming down now. It is hollow and unstable. The tree has been supported by cables attaching it to the Krishna Tree for several years. Its loss will drastically change the feel of the Central Plaza of the Park, especially from losing the shade for the benches in the heat of Summer.
I’m attempting to add identifications of the bushes, flowers, etc. to my map. It is slow going, but I may have some of the garden maps posted soon.
Thanks to the members of Flickr’s What Plant is That group, I’ve managed to identify these residents of Tompkins Square Park. This is a Clematis growing in the Don Roberts Garden.
Salvia Gurantica “Black and Blue” in the Cherry Grove.
Datura or Jimson Weed growing robustly in the Oval Garden. It has since been removed. It is a psychedelic and poisonous plant, but it is very beautiful.
This is one of the fledglings occupying a branch of this squirrel’s favorite American Elm.
I want to thank the 20 or so people who came to the tree identification walk yesterday. Much thanks for the large turnout goes to EV Grieve, it seems like everyone in the neighborhood reads Grieve. If interest is expressed, I’ll do more walks.
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