Festival spells end for local tree

Sante Scardillo, a Little Italy activist, called on Monday to report “the first tree casualty of the San Gennaro Festival.”

“It was at Mulberry and Prince,” Scardillo said. “It taken down to make room for Booth 195. It is right now lying on the northeast corner by the wall of St. Patrick’s.”

Scardillo did not witness the tree’s felling and did not specify who the tree killers might be.