Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Half Dead Tree On Morse

This tree hasn't died yet. It will take awhile before it reaches a state where it might be able to open a Twitter account. When a tree looks like this better to just put it out of its misery.

Commercial districts can suffer from neglect or lack of owner interest. The devil is in the details. It is possible that the tree would survive if all the dead branches were removed (probably not).

In its present state the tree has no future. From this view you can't really appreciate how strange this sight is. This tree is right in front of the Rogers Park Florist.


John Versical said...

Trees along parkways, no matter where they are, are part of the forestry dept. and they are cash strapped at the moment. Cosmetic removals take less priority than ones that cause imminent danger, like rotted or storm damaged trees. I've got one in front of my building that has been driving me nuts but not a threat of falling. I've called 311 and made a request for removal and have a service tracker # to keep checking the status. I would suggest the same for this one. (Or a masked midnight chain-saw party?)

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

@John Service tracker number will be posted as time allows.

Makes one wonder though. If the city has the money to put the trees in they also should have the money to cut down the dead or nearly dead ones too.

Willy Fisterbottom said...

Don't touch it. The tree belongs to the florist shop and is a form of ikebana called necrobana, the art of arranging dead trees. The Japanese are really into freshly dead things like trees and fish and consider them to be sacred.

Mary Leahy said...

Somebody told me about this Chevanston place. Seems pretty boring. But, man, is that Willy weird. Maybe I'll be back just for that amusement.