9/13/08

Your attention, please.

A recent comment on the Berkeley tree-sitters post prompts me to make an explicit point that I think most of my readers already understand.

If I am incorrect about that, I want you to listen to me very carefully:

Giving people reason to believe that planting oak trees will invite busybodies to curtail one's property rights in ten years when the trees reach size, will cause people to plant fewer oak trees and more...junipers.


That's all.

3 comments:

lisa said...

Great point!!

Garden said...

That is so true. My friend lives in the foothills and refuses to plant oaks for just that reason.

mamawhatthe said...

Hmm... I suppose I'm a little contrary. When my crazy neighbor jumped the fence and went after my trees with a chainsaw, I seriously contemplated planting the fence line with stinky ginko and any other obnoxious tree/shrub I can think of...