Posted On: February 15, 2018
Saying Goodbye to Stumpy
Unfortunately, yesterday one the Park’s favorite trees, the remnants of a 300 year old English elm, was removed in the Park due to concerns for parkgoer safety.
While we were able to keep the dead tree stump to honor the ancient tree for many years, unfortunately, at the recommendation of our Arborist, Bill Logan, and due to structural instability and in order to ensure the safety of parkgoers, the tree needed to be removed. Stumpy’s condition over the years had continued to degrade and especially over the past several months, the large fissures in the stump had widened even further, increasing the concern that the stump could crack apart and fall. The Conservancy also worked closely with the Parks Department regarding Stumpy, and they also recommended that the Stump be removed. When we began to remove the stump, our fears were confirmed, as much of the stump had completely hollowed, making it structurally unstable.
Stumpy was a wonderful, historic part of the of the Park’s fabric. Thank you for all of the memories, Stumpy!