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NYC - Madison Square Park - English Elm Tree

This trunk is all that remains of an English elm that already stood here when Madison Square Park first opened in 1847. The last few branches of the dying tree were recently cut back as a safety hazard. The trunk remains for now as a reminder of a beloved friend that shaded park users for many generations.

 

The parks elms are the oldest trees in the park dating back perhaps 200 years. Two elms of similar age survive in then north end of the Park.

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Taken on November 24, 2007