FirstNationalBastard: [www.dismuse.com image 383x576]
bdub77: [upload.wikimedia.org image 378x500]Breaks my heart every time I read it to my kid.
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.
Onkel Buck: This is why no one take hippies seriously
Rufus Lee King: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x323]
Fano: You never forget your first piece of ash.
SlothB77: wasn't this an episode of The Simpsons, Family Matters, Saved By the Bell, Modern Family, Full House, Growing Pains?
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
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=8677243Transplanted 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.
Gyrfalcon: But let's not pretend we're doing anything good by having a lonely tree in the middle of a concrete jungle, either.
Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Firing somebody just for opposing moving a tree? There has to be more to that story.
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.
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