To do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations, it’s Monday Mail.
You know, it’s getting so you can’t even go out and do some volunteer landscaping without people picking on you online. That’s why today we have postings to a report on Trees Columbus Inc. hastily organizing a tree-planting “flash mob” Friday because Saturday’s Arbor Day festivities were going to be rained out.
Here’s a comment from “notincolumbus”:
“Well I think flash mobs are cute, and adorable. I hope the volunteers knew how to handle the roots and the plantings so the trees will live.
“As spontaneous and fun as a flash mob is, the bucket rides sound like an underwriter’s nightmare....what is the city thinking — letting people have joy rides in bucket loaders....how crazy. Those things can be very unstable. Are they just training folks to live in trees like the west coast tree huggers or what!
“And, the corner of 17th and Cherokee is NOT a good place for shrubbery. A good view without obstruction is very important in that particular spot.”
Yeah, I like to hide in Weracoba Creek and watch the women jog by there. That’s about the only view this shrubbery will obstruct.
The real problem with the bucket-truck rides at Lakebottom Park is that it has no lake now. So when you dive out of the bucket, you have no water to land in.
But you’re right: People here can be very unstable, and probably should not be allowed to ride in bucket trucks, especially if they work for the city.
I dropped by the flash mob, and I can assure you those volunteers had no idea what they were doing. They were putting trees in the ground upside-down or sideways, and one guy thought he was supposed to bury the entire tree, so he had to refill the grave-like trench he’d dug. I think he wound up using some of those bricks from in front of Columbus High.
Or maybe not
Here’s another view of the landscaping crew. This one bears the name Renee Laurence Kortbawi:
My daughter, granddaughter and I had a wonderful time volunteering for this event! To the person who hoped that the volunteers knew what they were doing, there were professionals there who helped us all do the right thing to help these trees and shrubbery survive.
I was happy to have the opportunity to help my community.... Thank you Trees Columbus.
Did you actually use your real name to post a comment to ledger-enquirer.com? People posting to our website almost always use pseudonyms like “notincolumbus.”