Brooklyn Botanic Garden takes damage in snowstorm, loses prized tree:
Last week's blizzard inflicted some of the worst damage on the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in decades, forcing the conservatory to close for three days.
The heavy snowfall snapped tree branches and toppled a prized, century-old Cedar of Lebanon. The risk of falling limbs injuring visitors - like the fatal accident in Central Park last Thursday - prompted Botanic Garden officials to shut the park while landscapers removed broken boughs.
'This is probably the worst damage the garden has had in 50 years from snowfall,' said Brooklyn Botanic Garden President Scott Medbury.