The willow tree by uprooted and fell early Monday morning on Mill Pond Road in Port Washington.
Deputy Chief Ron DeMeo there was no damage or injuries. According to Port Washington North Mayor Bob Weitzner, wind and rain caused the tree to fall. Calls to Diwan Restaurant for comment on Monday morning were unanswered.
Perched on the Diwan property, the distrinctive tree, with its full trunk and dramatic canopy, served almost as a gateway to the historic Mill Pond area.
"There used to be another tree like it on Shore Road," said Palma Torrisi, the village clerk for Port Washington North. That tree was taken down in the 1990s, she said. "This was its companion tree," she added.
Given that Mill Pond Road is a Nassau County road, the County would coordinate its removal, according to the Village of Port Washington North.
Coincidentally, Mill Pond Road is closed to traffic as the is replacing a .