Friday, October 26, 2012

There Goes The (Trees in The) Neighborhood!

Wednesday after work I went over to my Mom and Dad's to continue planting bulbs (we planted about 200  tulips out front) and noticed something strange. The final results of the Emerald Ash Borer infestation were now apparent. Every single tree along the street I grew up on had been cut down. Even the ones they had left to "grow" (grow ugly, leafy, shrubby branches out of the stumps) are gone. All that remains now are dozens of stumps and a pretty clear look at the sky overhead. 

It looks so strange. 

When I was a kid, the street turned into a tunnel of golden-yellow leaves from the canopy overhead. It looked so beautiful.

There were two trees in front of every lot and a half. Now everything is bare. 50+ year old trees gone. 

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