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(Big 1059)   Not News: Man loses job. News: for posting video about saving a protected tree. FARK: "It's my best friend" tearful interview   (big1059.com) divider line 39
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2013-03-13 11:23:10 AM  
www.dismuse.com
 
2013-03-13 11:33:00 AM  
Let 'em cut it down. Then he can have multiple best friends!

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2013-03-13 11:43:14 AM  
th08.deviantart.net
 
2013-03-13 11:45:03 AM  
That tree and he have fond memories.  It was the first time he ever got wood.
 
2013-03-13 12:05:32 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: [www.dismuse.com image 383x576]



I recognize that from quite a long way away.
 
2013-03-13 12:06:38 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-13 12:14:13 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Breaks my heart every time I read it to my kid.
 
2013-03-13 12:23:05 PM  
Well, that link was useless. I had to look for the actual story.

And while I understand why he got fired now (the developer he talks about in the video works with his water taxi employer) he's getting a lot more publicity than he could have hoped for.

And so he lost what was probably a shiatty job that did't pay much anyway. I hope he gets something better with an employer who isn't such a dick.
 
2013-03-13 12:24:31 PM  

bdub77: [upload.wikimedia.org image 378x500]

Breaks my heart every time I read it to my kid.


Shel Silverstein was too much of a punk to take it to it's logical conclusion.
 
2013-03-13 12:38:28 PM  
treehugger
 
2013-03-13 01:20:20 PM  
meblogwritegood.files.wordpress.com

wasn't this an episode of The Simpsons, Family Matters, Saved By the Bell, Modern Family, Full House, Growing Pains?
 
2013-03-13 01:21:52 PM  
This is why no one take hippies seriously
 
2013-03-13 01:24:49 PM  
I prefer bush
 
2013-03-13 01:25:25 PM  
I don't meet a lot of people.
You don't say?
 
2013-03-13 01:26:01 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Shhhhhhh!
 
2013-03-13 01:30:19 PM  

bdub77: [upload.wikimedia.org image 378x500]

Breaks my heart every time I read it to my kid.


Exactly.
 
2013-03-13 01:34:44 PM  

hardinparamedic: bdub77: [upload.wikimedia.org image 378x500]

Breaks my heart every time I read it to my kid.

Shel Silverstein was too much of a punk to take it to it's logical conclusion.


Was expecting a coffin. That's the logical conclusion.
 
2013-03-13 01:36:41 PM  
Oh the humanitree.
 
2013-03-13 01:46:33 PM  

Onkel Buck: This is why no one take hippies seriously


a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2013-03-13 01:50:01 PM  
You never forget your first piece of ash.
 
2013-03-13 01:57:47 PM  
What.
 
2013-03-13 02:03:08 PM  

Rufus Lee King: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x323]


 Third time in a week someone referenced Kilmer
 
2013-03-13 02:56:53 PM  
emilywright.net

 www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org
 
2013-03-13 02:59:40 PM  

Fano: You never forget your first piece of ash.


Working with such hardwood, who would?
 
2013-03-13 03:07:35 PM  

SlothB77: wasn't this an episode of The Simpsons, Family Matters, Saved By the Bell, Modern Family, Full House, Growing Pains?


Harper Valley PTA, Archie, Happy Days...
 
2013-03-13 03:13:08 PM  
www.amovingtrain.com

Seriously?  I'm the first?
 
2013-03-13 03:20:32 PM  
www.dvd.net.au
You rock, tree.
 
2013-03-13 03:33:01 PM  
I love that tree from here.  There's nothing wrong for having a tree as a best friend.

This is a good read, guys:   http://theintentionexperiment.com/the-leaf-intention-experiment 

I read the whole book.  Simply fascinating.
 
2013-03-13 04:16:41 PM  
League City, TX moved a massive rare hybrid oak tree last year.

cdn.abclocal.go.com

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8677243
 
2013-03-13 05:27:55 PM  

bmr68: League City, TX moved a massive rare hybrid oak tree last year.

[cdn.abclocal.go.com image 600x338]

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8677243


Transplanted trees don't always survive,though.  So I don't know if celebration is or isn't in order.

The situation you want to avoid is one where a developer can simply SAY the tree was going to be saved, and move it regardless of whether it's actually going to live or not.  Then they get to proceed unfettered, become a hero, and yet have no actual interest in the tree's survival.  The world's full of complicit parties who would declare the plan viable and "move it" badly for the right fee, and if it dies in 1 yr or 10 yrs, well, who cares.  Thus promises of "moving" can be a sham to allow you to be destructive without consequences.

Tangent... Here in Austin we had a "heritage tree" ordinance that established fines for cutting down large trees without city approvl.  Yet note it didn't actually make the practice ILLEGAL in a criminal sense... in fact it did the exact opposite.  The fine was something like $2,000 IIRC, which is nothing to developers in the big picture.  The end result is the polar opposite of the declared intent of the law, it basically says it's ok and trouble-free to cut down large trees for development for a $2,000 city fee.  No other hassles.  Streamlined it.
 
2013-03-13 05:41:04 PM  

Oznog: bmr68: League City, TX moved a massive rare hybrid oak tree last year.

[cdn.abclocal.go.com image 600x338]

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8677243

Transplanted trees don't always survive,though.  So I don't know if celebration is or isn't in order.

The situation you want to avoid is one where a developer can simply SAY the tree was going to be saved, and move it regardless of whether it's actually going to live or not.  Then they get to proceed unfettered, become a hero, and yet have no actual interest in the tree's survival.  The world's full of complicit parties who would declare the plan viable and "move it" badly for the right fee, and if it dies in 1 yr or 10 yrs, well, who cares.  Thus promises of "moving" can be a sham to allow you to be destructive without consequences.

Tangent... Here in Austin we had a "heritage tree" ordinance that established fines for cutting down large trees without city approvl.  Yet note it didn't actually make the practice ILLEGAL in a criminal sense... in fact it did the exact opposite.  The fine was something like $2,000 IIRC, which is nothing to developers in the big picture.  The end result is the polar opposite of the declared intent of the law, it basically says it's ok and trouble-free to cut down large trees for development for a $2,000 city fee.  No other hassles.  Streamlined it.


Lived in Austin for six years and not surprised by that new ordinance. The video in the link gives you and idea on how the oak was moved. The tree is doing fine almost a year after its move.
 
2013-03-13 06:30:36 PM  
Wish I was an employer in the area and could give this guy a job. Glad to see some people still care.
 
2013-03-13 07:18:34 PM  
The idea of saving trees is wonderful and noble. In practice, it's pretty pointless. "Moving" a tree is not unlike moving a 95-year old man out of the house where he's lived all his life: If the actual move doesn't kill him, the new surroundings probably will. And clear-cutting around a huge old tree means you'll have a huge old tree surrounded by new young growth that may or may not be good for it--that's a practice in the Northwest, where 500+ year old trees have to be left standing while younger trees can be cut. The result is a lot of new-growth forests with a couple really old trees, which is NOT the same thing as stands of old-growth forest.

It's probably better in the long run to just not be sentimental, cut down the tree, and be done with it. But let's not pretend we're doing anything good by having a lonely tree in the middle of a concrete jungle, either.
 
2013-03-13 07:55:01 PM  

Gyrfalcon: But let's not pretend we're doing anything good by having a lonely tree in the middle of a concrete jungle, either.


You sir are the 1984 O'Brien, the Mustapha Mond, the Saruman, and the Captain Beatty of this world rolled all into one. Your contentment with perpetual plainness is going to be the death stroke in everything that once was beautiful in this world, and I shake my head in shame that such flatulence can be emitted from a fellow Farker, people who I usually judge to be of higher caliber (when they're not trolling on purpose, which I am unsure if you are doing with your closing statement).
 
2013-03-13 08:36:19 PM  
fc08.deviantart.net
 
2013-03-14 06:59:18 AM  
Firing somebody just for opposing moving a tree?  There has to be more to that story.
 
2013-03-14 09:29:39 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Firing somebody just for opposing moving a tree?  There has to be more to that story.


And there is.

Maybe you didn't read the thread or you have me on ignore.

And you're also too lazy to use Google.
 
2013-03-14 09:39:13 AM  

Happy Hours: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Firing somebody just for opposing moving a tree?  There has to be more to that story.

And there is.

Maybe you didn't read the thread or you have me on ignore.

And you're also too lazy to use Google.


I did try to look at the thread, but must have missed what you said, thanx for pointing me to that :-)  Had to move on, so I didn't think to use Google.
 
2013-03-14 06:29:18 PM  
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