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There's a big blue truck from the city outside my building, and they're cutting down one of the trees in front of my apartment! What gives?!!? I love that tree! I know it's not dead, because it, you know, keeps putting out leaves. I want that tree, dammit!

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meggins
Oct. 6th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, these situations are so distressing. Our next-door neighbor city seems to be waging a war on trees. They took out a row of trees in front of the courthouse. For what purpose, no one seems to know. The outraged comments indicated that it's not the first time they've done something like that. (Maybe they're looking to save on the cost of maintenance?)

My own city has taken away both Bradford Pears and some live oaks, but these were part of road projects. Plus, they modified the latter plan. They were originally going to take all the live oaks, but there was such a hue and cry about it that they redrew the road plans, concentrated on removing dead or sickly trees, and left a reasonable row of trees intact.
frenchpony
Oct. 7th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
It's just so sad to see a tree go, although now that I think about it, it probably wasn't quite as healthy as I had originally thought. But dammit, I liked that tree!
fafojoy
Oct. 6th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
Xcel Energy got their lousy hands on one of my neighbor's pine trees before I saw them. Poor tree looks awful. They didn't touch the other one. My glare is scary.
frenchpony
Oct. 7th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
Ph33r the Glorfindel Glare!
jelazakazone
Oct. 6th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
I'm sure people are wondering why we cut down the tree in our front yard. It was sick. Like, dying, sick. But it still had leaves and might have looked ok to some people. It didn't have leaves on the tips of the branches though and I felt it had a lot less leaves than it had the year before. And I really really really did not feel like dealing with a tree that fell on its own into power lines and our neighbor's house.
frenchpony
Oct. 7th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
Now that I think about it, that tree probably wasn't quite as healthy as I thought it was. And it was so close to the building that, if it had fallen under a weight of snow in the winter, it would have been a Bad Thing.

But still . . . it's just so sad to see a big ol' tree go.
jelazakazone
Oct. 7th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
Oh yeah. Right there with you. I'm still mourning the loss of the big tree in our front yard. (And the post office box they just removed. And my neighbor's burned down house.)
frenchpony
Oct. 7th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
Weird how those things become part of your life, innit?
jelazakazone
Oct. 7th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
Well, that house is still a blistering festering wound, but I don't even notice the missing post office box:)
meckinock
Oct. 6th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Are they ashes? We just got a notice about emerald ash borers.
frenchpony
Oct. 7th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
I don't know what kind of tree it was. It was always just "the big tree on the east side of the building what gives nice shade in the summer and makes the shadows on my walls dance." And now it's too late to find out.
gwynhyffar
Oct. 8th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
Trees just get in the way of parking lots and Super WalMarts. Come on, Pony! Get with the program!
frenchpony
Oct. 8th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
Would make more sense if there was any room for a parking lot or a WalMart where that tree was. But it was just an innocent tree, next to a sidewalk, doing no harm to nobody . . .
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