Every fall, a big part of the economy in our valley has become "tree specialists" topping all the trees in one's yard, so the owners don't have to prune or clean up. This leaves an ugly, practically shadeless, stunted tree that sends out thousand of tiny "sucker" branches in the spring. Then, people wonder why it's so friggin hot in the summer.
If it's not that, people will just hack down a perfectly healthy, giant 50+ year old tree and leave the stump...never bothering to ever plant another tree in it's place. Then, they plant grass and water the sh!t out of it every day and wonder why it still turns yellow. They don't seem to grasp the concept that we're basically living in a desert and, with no shade, grass just fries.
The other thing that bugs me is how the city will butcher a massive old growth tree for the sake of a power line. They do a horrible job and, along with all the other stupid "gardening" going on here, it makes the whole city look like a bomb-shelled hell.
Trees are the only thing that make me miss the southeast.
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Thread: Attention floridians
Jul 18, 2014, 12:38 AM #22
Wow. You guys don't see anything wrong with having to ask permission to cut down your own tree in your own yard, that you own? Provided you own it and not a renter that is. This country is supposed to be free, how on earth is it free when you need permission to do something to you own home / land?
well, there has to be limits with anything - like, you can't have pool full of sulfuric acid, or alligators, or bonfires of plastic bottles and tires, etc...just because it's on your property. Trees are just as much of an environmental issue.
Trees play a massive role in helping to regulate the earth's atmosphere and temperatures. Because of the humidity in the south, it's harder to realize the amount of heat that's removed by the shade of a trees.
Just recently, I got in an argument with my landlord because he didn't want to plant any new trees in place of the old diseased ones he had removed. He didn't mind buying new trees...but he wanted some that didn't drop leaves, fruit or seeds, or that had roots that would come up over the ground that someone (not him) would have to mow over, or roots that interfered with plumbing, etc...basically, he wanted a tree that doesn't exist. So the solution, to him, is to not plant anything until that perfect tree magically appears. In the meantime, he or his wife occasionally come around and water the weeds that are the only thing that will now survive in that area. Re-****!ng-tarded.
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Jul 18, 2014, 01:31 AM #28
[QUOTE=zach619;250629]Ohh, and that Miami sh** would never happen here. In order to cut down ANY tree on this island, you need approval from a specific town council member. I am talking EVERY tree. Private or public property. I want to cut down this old busted tree in the middle of my back yard, and I have to wait on a list for her to come look at it. I could probably just go back there and hack the thing down, but I don't want the neighbors to dime me out. Miami needs to tighten up their local government if they want to prevent this crap. Like I said, if they wanted to protect the land, they should have put a bid on it, or simply state that there could be no further development or removal of trees without approval.... If you don't have the laws in place to protect it, they can't really complain.[/QUOTE
I had the same prob with cutting the trees. After 3 or 4 over zealous "trimmings" across a few weeks no more tree.
"everything is gonna burn, we'll all take turns, i'll get mine too"
Jul 18, 2014, 03:56 AM #30
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