Monday, September 14, 2015

OMG

This morning, Gossips offered reassurance about the arboreal activity taking place at Warren and Fourth streets. 

This afternoon, Gossips withdraws anything positive that was said, with profound apologies for misleading readers. 

What was done to those revered pin oaks is a study in how to destroy the beauty and joy of a tree without actually cutting it down. How could anyone with any sensibility have done this?
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10 comments:

  1. What idiots did that? I saw them today and never imagined that they were doing this abomination.....

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  2. Wow! We need to know who did this.

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    1. Let me guess.. someone who may be affected by "Hylophobia~ involves an irrational fear of wood, forest, or trees. It is often caused by exposure to films and fairy tales which involve scary woods in childhood. Many sufferers don't grow out of the phobia and any walk in a scenic setting can trigger anxiety."

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  3. How could this have been allowed to happen? The one place of natural beauty and respite on Warren Street has been destroyed forever.

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  4. Where there is no love for beauty ... there is no love in the heart.

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  5. Why is this man allowed to run roughshod over this town? Because certain people are in his pocket.

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  6. It makes me cry when I think of the beautiful, healthy, mature trees the (apparent) responsible party in this case has killed or disfigured in Hudson: The gingko on Allen Street. The beech tree at 900 Columbia Street (I find it hard to believe that that tree's death so soon after the demolition and construction at that site is a complete coincidence). And now these pin oaks, whose characteristic form has been ruined. Disgraceful.

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    1. I was just admiring the two pin oaks over the weekend, remarking on the perfection of their form.

      In the summer of 2011, Gossips ran a terrific series on Hudson's "heritage trees" in hopes that people would sign an online petition to seek protections, and perhaps incentives to care for, for these particular trees.

      Although the petition website has closed down (address below), it's not impossible that the interest of our Conservation Advisory Council in urban trees will lead to something that actually looks like community coordination and involvement with the issue.

      There's no reason to leave any of this to our politicians. If residents band together and lead, we'll require only a minimum of support from those Aldermen who may not share an interest in trees (judge them by their effectiveness).

      Whether it's sponsoring Resolutions which the Aldermen seem incapable of drafting themselves, or applying for urban tree grants from the DEC outside of city government (or nearly so), residents must lead and instruct their representatives on how best to follow. Until that happens, nothing will get done in Hudson, though sometimes I suspect that's what people secretly prefer.

      http://www.petitiononline.com/

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