CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A park in Charlottesville is reopening after crews spent the day removing a large tree. The Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Department closed Meade Park on Monday morning after someone pointed out a tree that looked like it was on its last limb.

The city's urban forester, Mike Ronayne, says this time of year can be busy for tree removal because of spotty storms. "Upon evaluating the tree it had a considerable lean that and it had a new crack from recent storms a couple of days ago we went ahead and removed the tree."

The city says the park will be cleaned up and ready for Wednesday's weekly 'Farmers in the Park' event from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.