It is sad to see this old tree fall, says STOMPer Kevin. Other trees in the cemetery are also in danger of dying as they are parasite-infested, he says.
He hopes something can be done to treat these sickly trees instead of waiting for them to fall.
STOMPer Kevin says in an email dated February 9:
"I couldn't control my tears when I saw this big grand lady (a Ficus benghalensis), once standing tall, fallen to the grave in Avatar fashion.
"This happened two days after NEA personnel went round the cemetery supposedly to identify and clear up diseased/dead trees and branches for the CNY visitors.
"Please get NParks to take care of the trees/vegetations in BB Garden cemetery. There are many more grand old ladies with parasites waiting to fall soon."