Trees are Dirty…

Posted: April 12, 2012 in Green, Health, Nature
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I, and several acquaintances who are not native Philadelphians, have heard the phrase, “…trees are dirty,” on more than one occasion.  It is, apparently, a not uncommon local sentiment.

If you believe a report in today’s New York Times, maybe we’d all breathe easier with a little more of that kind of philth in the CoBLo

But some Philadelphians are actually giving away FREE TREES (I guess in a place like this they figure nobody would actually PAY for such a thing?)

The mayor seems very supportive of this tree planting effort, so why does he allow our local electric utility to butcher our street trees on a routine basis?

Well, even our own Fairmount Park Commission does not always appear to be a friend to trees, though there are many arguments for removing mature trees in the city — erosion be damned!

With “The Lorax” booming at the box office, perhaps we can convince all our citizens that we should be blooming with trees!

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Comments
  1. phunnyphilly says:

    If you google “trees are dirty” it’s amazing what you come up with:

    Botanical evidence of their dirtyness: http://bobklips.com/dirtytreesmenu.html

    Ethnic jokes: http://joebangles.blog.co.uk/2007/06/30/irish_maths_test_joke~2550083/

    and

    Sexual exploitation of our forest freinds: http://www.dirtytrees.com/2010/top-10-most-sexually-suggestive-trees-in-the-world/

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