Decades-Old Poplar Tree in Liz Christy Garden Will Be Cut Down Imminently

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014 at 6:00 am by
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Over the last few decades, it’s grown to become a bucolic tower in the Bowery skyline. Time’s almost up, though. The highly visible Poplar tree with Dragonclaw Ivy at the northeast corner of East Houston is at the end of its life. Estimates place its age at roughly forty years.

According to the announcement posted at the gate of Liz Christy (guerrilla) garden, the Poplar will be cut down either today or tomorrow. Its demise is apparently not due to the stranglehold of ivy up the trunk. Rather, old age is the reason. Gardeners fear that if the tree isn’t removed it’ll fall into and possibly damage the neighboring growth.

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The silver lining – or shall we say, evergreen – is that new trees will replace its footprint, Including “one of its offspring.”

Stop by the Liz Christy Garden to pay your last respects.

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