Sunday, December 30, 2007

What is it about people and trees?

Branches ripped off our spruce trees

I got very upset yesterday as I walked down the road right beside our pond and the neighboring tree farm. A day of so before there were a couple of guys out there in a pick-up truck (hunting maybe?) and, of course, as it's been mild around Christmas and it's just a snow-covered dirt road, they got stuck.

So what did they do to get themselves out? They ripped branches off our spruce trees to put under their wheels to give them traction.

I was livid when I saw the broken, driven-over branches. Too bad we didn't catch them in the act. My husband John tells me that they got stuck very early in the morning, but he didn't see how they got out.

I've also caught women getting out of their cars where our property fronts the road ripping branches off our trees and shrubs for Christmas decorations. What makes them think they have the right to disfigure trees and shrubs that we have planted and that we care about? This sort of behavior drives me around the bend.

© Yvonne Cunnington, Country Gardener


  1. Hi Yvonne,

    This really hits close to home with me. I wish people would have respect for private property. We get snowmobilers who think that purchasing a snowmobile gives them free access to the world. I hope you don't see any more of this distruction.

  2. We get those too but not that often. And now (January 7) all the snow has melted...but maybe it will be back soon.


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