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Library Mall tree killers

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Library Mall tree killers

Postby Beaver » Sat May 31, 2014 8:44 pm

For the library mall construction project, they cut down several beautiful, tall trees near Humanities and the Historical society. Why couldn't they keep them? What a shame.

Why does improvement require clearcutting the State Street-Library Mall?
http://www.thedailypage.com/madland/art ... icle=42845

"Warning: Do not bring lovers of The Lorax to the State Street-Library Mall right now. I stopped by there last week and felt like I was being punched in the gut, watching construction workers slice away at stately maples and flowering crabs. In full bloom. Destroyed."
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Re: Library Mall tree killers

Postby fennel » Sat May 31, 2014 9:45 pm

Baron Haussmann Syndrome.

Not to worry: In forty years, You won't notice the difference.
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Re: Library Mall tree killers

Postby gozer » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:59 pm

i remember those trees fondly and it pisses off me they cut them down. they'd better start using that space for opium poppies!
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Re: Library Mall tree killers

Postby Beaver » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:49 pm

Scene of the crime: http://www.news.wisc.edu/22908
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Re: Library Mall tree killers

Postby fennel » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:23 pm

And by the way, Beaver, one has to wonder about your motives here. Would it have been more acceptable if the trees were gnawed down rather than cut? And then maybe stacked around the State/Lake intersection to dam natural run-off?
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Re: Library Mall tree killers

Postby Beaver » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:52 pm

Ha. No I'm a tree hugging eco-Beaver. I only use dead and fallen trees.
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Re: Library Mall tree killers

Postby Team Badger » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:16 pm

Library mall definitely needs improvement and the full-blown construction needs to hurry up and finish, but I agree it is sad that we had to loose such lovely trees.
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Re: Library Mall tree killers

Postby fennel » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:08 am

But all construction must last into November, of course.

By the way, It's really nice that one can now see Bascom hill from Lake street.
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