Day 6, and still standing (sort of)

This is what is left of this magnificent tree at the end of Day 6 in its slow death. The scale of it is hard to appreciate from outside the property line, what is ed although the branches piled up give a sense of it. Fortunately, this site the property owner and the arborist have kindly agreed to save several ‘cookies’ for use by the community as educational and research references.

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    pearhea November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | | Reply

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" http-equiv=Content-Type> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 9.00.8112.16437"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; COLOR: #000000; FONT-SIZE: 10pt" id=role_body bottomMargin=7 leftMargin=7 rightMargin=7 topMargin=7><FONT id=role_document color=#000000 size=2 face=Arial><FONT id=role_document color=#000000 size=2 face=Arial><FONT id=role_document color=#000000 size=2 face=Arial> <DIV>Today, we are one step closer to having a sterile, paved neighbourhood.</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>Some actions are criminal&nbsp;though they are not against the law.&nbsp;&nbsp;This is one such.&nbsp; Look at the beautiful, dense wood in the cross-sections.&nbsp; This was a magnificent, healthy tree.&nbsp; It could have protected and nurtured our environment for another hundred years, long after the house that will be built has followed the house that is there now, to the landfill;&nbsp; long after the short-term cash gains, realised as a consequence of its destruction, have been spent and forgotten. </DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>Destruction of this tree&nbsp;is a crime, whose effects we will feel for years to come.&nbsp; Without big trees to clean the air we breathe, it is dirtier.&nbsp; Without big trees to contain and slowly release water from storms, our sewers (and&nbsp;our basements) flood.&nbsp;Runoff makes our&nbsp;rivers dirtier.&nbsp; Trees buffer noise, break the&nbsp;wind and create summer shade.&nbsp; Without big trees,&nbsp;everyone uses more energy to heat and cool their homes.&nbsp;&nbsp;Then they hide inside because there is nothing green and pleasant to draw them outside.&nbsp; </DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>The mind boggles!&nbsp; Governments continue to promote&nbsp;energy conservation, yet&nbsp;allow&nbsp;mature trees to be destroyed.&nbsp;&nbsp;What kind of thinking is this, that sees conservation measures only as&nbsp;engineering questions?&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>I do not understand.</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>I grieve.</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>Heather</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>In a message dated 03/05/2011 7:59:02 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:</DIV> <DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE style="BORDER-LEFT: blue 2px solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px"><FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" color=#000000 size=2 face=Arial> <DIV style="LINE-HEIGHT: 18px; WIDTH: 600px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-SIZE: 12px" class=PosterousEmail></DIV></DIV></BODY></HTML>

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