A Tough Summer For Park Trees


It has been a tough summer for some of the trees in my local park. As I posted a few weeks ago, a large diseased tree snapped in a heavy wind. Fortunately there were no injuries. The latest trees to be felled have been healthy, and done intentionally.

I live in a community with a large and strong ‘dog lobby’. Dog owners have been up in arms since the loss of one of their dog runs to the building of a new recreation centre. For months, perhaps years, there has been a debate as to where a new dog run should be situated. Several ideas were presented, but all were rejected for one reason or another.

It appears a decision has been made, a $150,000 decision at that, but sadly one that requires the removal of several trees. You just can’t please all the people all of the time.

DCS_Grad_2 DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – 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 an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+



3 thoughts on “A Tough Summer For Park Trees

  1. Sad to see this. A previous configuration of this dog-run had the
    the trees, to be felled, marked with orange fluorescent spray paint.
    This caused a huge “hue and cry” that caused the City to issue a stop-work order.
    I suppose it was less trouble for the contractors to simply arrive, with their chainsaws, early in
    the morning and “mow down” any trees in their path.

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