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Iconic Sycamore Will be Removed February 19, 2018

Ridgewood's Iconic Sycamore Tree on the island at Graydon Pool is dying

file photo by Boyd Loving


February 14,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Village arborist and an independent arborist have both determined that the sycamore tree, on the island at Graydon Pool, must be removed due to the fact that a major portion of the trunk of the tree is hollow and poses a safety concern. Residents who would like to photograph the tree or visit the tree, prior to it being removed, may do so through February 19, 2018.

11 thoughts on “Iconic Sycamore Will be Removed February 19, 2018

  1. FYI; the Village has ZERO AUTHORITY to prohibit the taking of photographs beyond the date referenced in the posted article. So long as you’re standing on publicly owned property (e.g. a sidewalk) that isn’t cordoned off with red/yellow caution/crime scene/danger tape, and/or barricades, you may snap any photos you want to at any time you want to.

  2. I am so sick of the drama surrounding this tree. We are making Ridgewood look idiotic.

  3. 8:47 the council needs distractions while they are approving variances for high density housing and building the garage.

  4. 9:01 you are sadly mistaken if you think this council approved the high density housing. They did not. It was a 3-2 vote with PUCCIARELLI-ARONSOHN-HAUCK voting yes while Susan and Mike voted NO. Get it? Got it. Now shut up/

  5. 809… after the 19th itll be a stump but i believe fotos will be permitted.

  6. 10:04 it will not be a stump. They are going to grind out the stump and save every splinter so heartbroken Ridgewoodites can make jewelery and other keepsakes of their beloved tree. So ridiculous.

  7. okay. so people can take pix of the void.

  8. Breaking my heart.

  9. The tree is actually a pilgrimage shrine for Canada geese. The tree service people who take it down will need to wear hip waders to maintain adequate hygeine.

  10. Don’t we put chlorine in the pool? What would you expect when the roots suck it up…dead tree.
    Next time the council has any questions, consult with any 8th grade science class

  11. Some of you people are just out of your mind. The damn tree is rotted all the way inside, it’s an old old three I need to come down. We don’t need it for non-swimmer can you imagine that lawsuit. You can always plant two small trees there, and speaking of great import they should put in cameras.

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