shoetreesThere was a time when a gentleman who had bought a shiny new pair of shoes,  would also make sure he had appropriate shoe trees to put in the shoes when he wasn’t wearing them  so they would maintain their shape. It would appear that the term shoe tree has come to refer to actual trees that come spring sprout shoes. As the photos below indicate, the Acer griseum conversium is one such specimen, and the all-staresum Betula is also a very popular poplar.


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Evidently this urban phenomenon known as “Shoe Tossing” or “Shoefiti”, while rumored to be an indication of a) a drug dealer, or b) a gang turf delineation, or c) a gang hit location or, d) a bully who chucked some kids Keds up into a tree, is not really all that sinister in nature.

Me DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

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