Sunday, September 2, 2012

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't

It seems standard practice for Galvan Partners to fell every tree on the lot soon after acquiring a property. This practice has been witnessed time and again--at 25 Union Street, 123 Union Street, 9 Union Street, 356 Union Street. So it's puzzling why Galvan Partners has not removed a tree behind another other of its Union Street holdings: 238 Union Street. 

Unlike other trees Galvan has felled, all of which were living and some of which were heritage trees to be valued for their antiquity, this tree is dead. Neighbors are concerned that if the tree should fall on its own, it would take the utility lines to their houses down with it.

1 comment:

  1. I've just been over to see the tree and it's an American Elm.

    When the tree is cut down, I hope that we can get a sample of its trunk wood.

    (To that end, I hope that someone alerts us tree people when the cutting begins.)

    It's my belief that Hudson's elms, and particularly those elms in the immediate neighborhood of Union Street between 1st and 3rd, are prone to a disease known as "elm yellows," or Elm Phloem Necrosis.

    It would be wise to verify this by submitting a specimen to the Cornell Cooperative Extension, although there is no known cure for the disease.

    Hudson still has some magnificent elms.