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Re: WAS Royal Paulownia NOW tree topping


Donna,

I vented. It didn't help much, even though I got an apology from the road
department guy. He committed suicide a week or so later. I sure my complaint
had nothing to do with it, but in a contest between my plants and his
life...

Daryl


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 11:18 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] WAS Royal Paulownia NOW tree topping


> Possibly?!?.. I am not a violent person, but that might have pushed me
> over the edge... so to speak.
>
> Daryl, I hope you at least got to vent on someone responsible for doing
> that!
>
> Donna
>
>
> >
> > Oh, Daryl - that's maybe the most sickening story I've heard in a long
> > while.  I can just imagine how you felt - I would have been so
> incensed
> > I would have been totally out of control and quite possibly lethal!
> >
> > Lynda
> > Zone 7 - West TN
> >
> >
> > Zem,
> >
> > Our county has the same. They rip miles and miles of limbs off the
> trees
> > with the same justification. Here, of course, we do have ice storms
> > every year or two. The only problem is that the machine can only go
> > about 15' high, so if they miss a road for a few years, the branches
> are
> > all *above their reach, and hanging over the road.
> >
> > One year, they were apparently so frustrated that they cut right to
> the
> > wire on about 300' of my fence line, then came back and gave it a buzz
> > cut at fence level. Never mind that 160 of those feet were 8x8' shrub
> > roses chosen to just hide the fence while staying away from the road.
> > That was the front yard. The side had several dozen native trees and
> > shrubs, again chosen to hide the fence, while also providing wildlife
> > habitat. And then there were the pines and the oak at the corner,
> limbs
> > shredded as you describe. I was physically ill when I saw the
> > destruction as I drove home from work that evening.
> >
> > Daryl ( near "Deliverance" territory)

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