I walk every day through Hoover Park on my way to Starbucks to meet up with my coffee buddy’s it’s an enjoyable time to reflect and gather thoughts and plans for the balance of the day.
The morning air is crisp and the birds were singing Bertha’s song. This is a bird song I have associated with my Mom only because it sits outside her bedroom window and sing’s in the morning.
As I walked through the park yesterday I noticed the birds were not singing in their usual place in the branches of a tree that was trimmed just the day before.
Then today, all of a sudden I looked and the tree was cut down and a red cone was placed on top and then I thought who; was the cone head that cut a tree down that otherwise appeared to be healthy.
As I looked closely at the bloody oozing stump I though who would do such a thing without notice since the clear cutting disaster on California Ave which caused an uproar because of no notice was given and there execution was carried out in typical management silence with finger pointing and no accountability! Remember?
I think city manager James Keene later said trees slated for removal would / should receive a proper formal posting.
Would anybody be interested in starting an obituary for trees?
– Here once stood a mighty “Oak Lief Cluster” It was a Five Star General of a tree. From dust they were created and to saw dust they returned.
The red mark on the tree, is that the official posting? Which serves as notification to the surrounding community members…….? What a bummer of a birth mark. I sent an email to James Keene to find out what’s going on.
Here’s my email and his response.
Who’s the cone head that removed this tree in Hoover Park without notice?
I called you yesterday and thus far I have not received a call back.
This is Mark Petersen-Perez, Field Reporter and protector of city trees
This is a “New Branch” of City of Government. One limb at a time!!!
Dear Mr. Petersen-Perez,
I am responding on behalf of the City Manager who wanted me to thank you
for bringing this to his attention. I will forward your inquiry to the
Public Works Department for handling.
Executive Assistant to James Keene
City Manager’s Office