A tree surgeon wasn’t needed for this, but a vivisectionist specializing in arbor. Another inexplicable Jersey City oddity. Did the tree outgrow a fence or did a tree have to be cut down to make way for the fence and a remnant was left behind as a memento of a once healthy maple. Jersey City has a weird attitude towards trees, they hate to see them grow. Or maybe this is a the work of an arbor artist and visionary, where others might see just a tree trunk he or she asked, why can’t a mid-section also be a stump?