Saturday, March 29, 2014

Violence in My Own Backyard

Some people believe that if a little is good, then a lot is even better. Unfortunately, this does not apply to tree trimming. There comes a point where trimming off more branches is a bad thing. I think the gardener went too far when trimming the tree on the right, below.

As you can see, the tree on the left has leaves on it, but the tree on the right has not sprouted a single leaf since it's overzealous "trim." Maybe "bob" would be more appropriate. The gardener killed it! I don't think it was premeditated. However, this is clearly an aggravated assault. Gross negligence leading to death. It is worthy at least of a manslaughter (plant-slaughter?) charge. 

There is even evidence that this individual may be a serial killer. Another thoroughly-trimmed tree close by shows the same M.O. Notice the severed trunk.

What was this guy thinking? "Hey, if I just cut off the trunk, then I don't have to trim all these little branches. That'll save time." 

We can't let these criminals get away with this. If you see a suspicious hedge trimmer-wielding individual in your neighborhood, report it to the police immediately!

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