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KC
12-05-2012, 07:51 AM
Interesting...

Braid: Clearing of trees is about jerks

BY DON BRAID, CALGARY HERALD MAY 9, 2012

http://www.calgaryherald.com/columnists/Braid+Clearing+trees+about+jerks/6595624/story.html
Excerpt:

“We investigate about 350 tree incidents a year and this is the worst we’ve ever seen in terms of wanton destruction,” says city bylaw boss Bill Bruce.

Komrade
12-05-2012, 10:29 AM
Wow Dick move.

Some people are so entitled. Or think they are.

richardW
13-05-2012, 12:00 PM
what kind of self entitled idiots would do something like that? jesus!

Medwards
13-05-2012, 12:03 PM
I wish this story only happened in Calgary... but I've seen a lot of trees cut down this year in Edmonton in front of mcmasions over looking the river valley or various ravines...

SP59
13-05-2012, 12:36 PM
If they are in their yards thats one thing but when these guys do it on public land there needs to be repercussions. A fence to take away the view they just established would be justice.

Medwards
13-05-2012, 12:41 PM
^ it was on public land....

24karat
13-05-2012, 02:48 PM
Same thing happened in Vancouver a couple of years ago.

Edmonton PRT
13-05-2012, 11:23 PM
To get an unobstructed view, idiots also poison trees to kill them and the city then has to remove them.

Titanium48
14-05-2012, 08:17 AM
^I don't get it. Trees don't spoil the view, they ARE the view. I'd much rather have a close up view of trees than a faraway view of a concrete jungle.

Medwards
14-05-2012, 11:38 AM
^ what about if it enables a great view of the river valley??

Replacement
14-05-2012, 11:47 AM
^ what about if it enables a great view of the river valley??

Its the Elbow river ftr. More of a stream than a river imo and not really a valley to speak of. A dozen feet or more down from the bank and you're in the river.

Not only is the removal of trees awful in a city pretty much devoid of naturally occurring trees but the removal of such a wide swath of them will result in some erosion of the bank at that point. Mature trees on banks and their attendant route structures are a large part of maintaining natural bank stability.

Karma would have it that the tree removal would result in a bank collapse diverting the water into the basements of the homes of the culprits.

That would be funny anyway.

The biggest question in this is why a contractor, even if not an arborist, engage in this wanton and highly illegal act? Are they that thick that they didn't realize what they were doing or that there would be repercussion?

Edmcowboy11
20-05-2012, 11:18 PM
I hope they find and charge the person who did that. I get so annoyed when trees on private property get chopped but I it's their own property so can't really say much. But when it's on public land you can't just do whatever you want, especially something as destructive and permanant as that.

Blueline
22-05-2012, 12:26 PM
this has and does occur west of the current Museum location and as well south and east along 142

Medwards
22-05-2012, 02:55 PM
^ that's the location I was referring to