Respect for Redwoods
Original post made by Megan McCaslin, Crescent Park, on Sep 13, 2007
I'm sorry but I just don't buy it: A person's allergies - suspect at best - are so severe that two majestic redwoods must go? I question a doctor who would write such a diagnosis and I am furious at the me-first attitude of the homeowners. Aren't there other solutions to allergies - medications, shots, moving? These trees - 95" and 75" !! - deserve our respect and reverence. We must be stewards of our enviroment, not bulldozers. These trees represent what is best about just about everything in life - longevity, beauty, constancy, endurance, resilience. Where is the homeowners' sense of perspective.....should we just dispose of THEM when they're old and in the way? If the city agrees to accept this bogus excuse, it will have repercussions long after these two trees are gone. It says more about the direction of our collective mindset than I like to consider. I am appalled.