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I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees
In January, a tree fell on the house next door when we had our heavy snow/wind storm. Since no-one lives in that house, it went unnoticed. It's a rental and no one bothered to tell the owner I guess ( I didn't even see the for rent sign until later, otherwise I would have called).


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Then about a month or two ago, another tree fell on the house behind us. Again, no one lives there, it's a weekend rental.

Well, these trees stayed there for quite a number of months. The owner of the house next door came back one day and started freaking out that there was a tree on his rental house (which by the way, I thought was condemned, as its all barred up and really horrible and unstable looking, it should be mowed to the ground personally). He commented to the rest of us neighbors that we should have called them. He then made arrangements to get the tree removed, but this was a month and a half ago, I didn't know when the thing was going to be removed, and at this point it didn't seem like it was going to be soon.

Meanwhile, Vannie was using the rest of the trees on that side of our house in the surrounding wooded area as reference by just looking out our window, and using them for a drawing she was working on. And literally just the other day commenting about how lucky she was to have such reference readily available.

Yesterday morning at 8 AM, a bunch of men with chainsaws not only took off the trees that crunched the houses, but they pretty much clearcut that whole wooded area, saplings and all. That side of our house now looks terribly ugly and instead of a view of trees out the west window, we get to see, in excruciating detail, the neighbors dilapidated house.

It's very depressing. I don't know what houses the saplings were going to fall on, or why they had to take all the blossoms off of the birch. My driveway is now littered in blossoms, and it just makes me sick.

And what's more, there went Vannie's reference.

Stupid flatlanders. Why move to the mountains if you're just going to remove the scenery? Trimming is one thing, but leveling????

In other news, here is my noble dog who is descended from wolves.

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reyfox From: reyfox Date: March 29th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Holy crap, marshmallow dog.

Could it be that he might be wanting to raze that house and put up something big and ugly, like the brown house in the background of that picture? Might be more economical than fixing up the old house with the holes in it. That's what I hate about people who build houses out in the boonies like that, they so rarely want to live with the environment around them, they build big tacky houses with big, tacky, water wasting lawns. Granted, you might be well-advised to have a bit of a firebreak in a place like that, but still, I hate it.
solid_squid From: solid_squid Date: March 29th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are they actually allowed to do that? You might want to check with your local council and see if they had permission, it sounds pretty unlikely to me, especially if you weren't informed before hand
dragonheadthing From: dragonheadthing Date: March 29th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Argh! Clear-cutting areas make me mad.
kevinblanchard From: kevinblanchard Date: March 29th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
It still blows my mind places in the US have snow right now,lol Which is funny since up to 3 yrs ago I was living in the NE.
redstorm From: redstorm Date: March 31st, 2008 05:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm really fecked off to hear that as well. Bastard.
calicatmerlin From: calicatmerlin Date: April 1st, 2008 05:15 am (UTC) (Link)
That just plain sucks. I can't believe they would cut healthy trees along with clearing the fallen ones. Sounds like the owner is just removing them to spite the one fallen tree on his house.
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