Old Elm on Xerxes Avenue

There have been some beautiful old trees taken to make room for new construction in our neighborhoods while, at the same time, old ones are dying of natural causes.  Does it make sense to take a tree before it is diseased because it might get a disease or suffer pestilence, or choose sites or routes for new construction where old growth trees are thriving? Will we ever learn to make better decisions concerning our environment and our long term welfare?

When we could choose to live humbly and sustainably but don’t, what does this say about our priorities and our long term chance of survival?

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