More Tree Torture

On a random walk to downtown LA, I saw numerous more cases of tree torture, perhaps by the city of Los Angeles, perhaps by owners of the properties fronting the trees. Who knows. All I know, is tree life is just not valued much here in LA, especially if it becomes inconvenient. Flat sidewalk versus room for a growing tree? Tree loses. 

 

Tree Murders committed on Public Street of LA, no one mourns...

Tree Murders committed on Public Street of LA, no one mourns...

 
Of course, there is more than one way to torture a tree. Here are a few more examples, on that same walk. 

Tree Torture continues unabated

Tree Torture continues unabated

Iron Corset Leaves Tree with no room to Breathe

Iron Corset Leaves Tree with no room to Breathe

 

 

 

This seems innocuous, but it would appear that concrete has been applied to the sidewalk, right up and enclosing the roots of the tree, giving it no further room to expand. Then, as if that were not enough, the same concrete is applied to the trunk of the tree. For what purpose?

 

 

 

 

Here is a dreaded corset around a tree. Women no longer wear corsets as a daily practice, and there is good reason for that. Something to do with the fact that those corsets that were all the rage to give wasp-thin waists, those perfect hour-glass figures, impeded the ability of the lungs to properly expand and function. All those novels where the heroines were prone to fainting fits had a lot to do with what they wore under their dresses. Same for this poor tree.

 

 

 

I have no solution for these cruel practices against innocent trees here in the city of Los Angeles, but I thought I should bring it to the attention of the world, and what better place than here on the internet. Perhaps we should start a Stop Tree Torture Campaign?

One Response to “More Tree Torture”

  1. gary Says:

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrr……….

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