Lemon: The city cut down one of our trees today. It was on the outside of our fence facing Holmes Road. They cut it with no notice, significantly reducing the afternoon shade in our backyard. Apparently they cut it to prevent it from buckling the sidewalk. Ok… I can live with this I suppose, since I guess I would have eventually been grumbling on this blog about being assessed for a new sidewalk, but they’ve left sections of trunk lying on the ground & sidewalk and about 5 feet of trunk still sticking up out of the ground with a big “W” spray-painted on it.
Lemonade: If they don’t come finish their hackjob soon, I’ll take some pleasure in hauling the sections of trunk out to Brookside and depositing them in the mayor’s front yard. I’ll take even more satisfaction in hiring a skilled chainsaw carver to turn the section of the trunk still in the ground into a message for the city. I’m thinking big block letters reading “GLORIA MUST GO!” or similar. Ideas?