One of the only lovely shade trees in Lawrenceville on Fisk Street is currently being “pruned” to make way for ugly wires.
I don’t have a working camera on me so I tried to use the camera on my computer and got this picture.
It is still full at the top but pretty soon it will look like these poor trees around the city. (see last week’s post on Unintentional Topiary: When Trees are Butchered)
Now they’re almost done and this tree looks like it was hacked to pieces by someone with a significant rage problem.
This is a horrific business and maybe not as glamorous or compelling as the oil spill but is just another indication that we as Americans continue working to bend nature to accommodate our need for luxury. This is infuriating and devastating to watch.
Maybe it’s time that we start figuring out how we can afford fit ourselves in around nature.
I’ll get a picture when they’re all done and post that later.