City Council Kills This Man’s 30-Year-Old Tree, His Revenge Will Make Them Deeply Regret It!
What would you do if the council ordered the death of your favorite tree, and then made you pay for it?
That’s what happened to one man in Redondo Beach, California, but although he lost the battle, he most certainly won the war. Because unknown to the council, the man, who’s an arborist, had a perfect way to avenge the death of his 30-year-old pepper tree. What did he do? Scroll down to find out. His story was recently shared online, and it’s since been read over 150k times.
Hi, I’m an arborist. This means I am a professional in the cultivation, management, and study of trees. I love trees. I think they’re some of the most beautiful, majestic, ancient living beings on our planet.
Today I am here to tell you a story of death, new life, and revenge. Three years ago today, the city council of Redondo Beach California ordered the death of my 30 year old pepper tree. It’s roots had begun to penetrate the pavement in front of my house. The city noticed and issued the death warrant of my tree. They furthermore made me pay for the damages to the sidewalk and for the tree removal.
I loved Clyde. I’m beginning to get older, and planting something that I knew would live well beyond my lifetime was something very special. I took very good care of him. I drained his soil, I gave him a crutch to lean on when he was a young lad, and I watched him grow. Just as Clyde was becoming a strong healthy individual, expanding his root system, developing a canopy, and making his own way in life, the mayor took it upon himself to uproot my beautiful child.
Mayor Steve Aspel. You killed my child.
For this, you will pay. Two years and seven months ago, I secretly planted 45 California Redwoods and 82 Giant Sequoias in various parks, yards, and state properties around your city.
Today, each of their root systems will be at least 30 feet in diameter, and deeply embedded in the soil. You may have noticed the trees growing in front of city council, or that new one that sprouted up in your backyard. That’s a Giant Sequoia, and its growth will begin accelerating rapidly in the coming months.
You killed Clyde, but I have replaced him with over 100 living giants. And giant they will become. In a few years, they’ll begin breaking heights of 100-300 feet and live well beyond 2,500 years. That’s way longer ago than Jesus was born. To remove even one of them at this point will cost well over $1500… And I’m stiffing you with the bill, just like you did to me 3 years ago today.
Good day to you, sir. May your city be overrun by trees. And may Clyde rest in peace.
|Interesting Giant sequoia Facts:|
|Giant sequoia can reach 164 to 279 feet in height and 20 to 26 feet in diameter.|
|Giant sequoia has deeply furrowed bark that is 3 feet thick and brown in color.|
|Branches grow on the upper half of the tree. They form rounded crown.|
|Giant sequoia is evergreen plant. It develops miniature, scale-like leaves that are spirally arranged on the branches.|
|Green cones appear on the tree at the age of 12 years, but they remain closed until the age of 20, when giant sequoia reaches maturity.|
|Male and female cones develop on the same tree. Adult tree has 11.000 brown cones that are 2.8 inches long (size of a chicken egg).|
|Each cone produces around 230 seeds. They are miniature, flat and brown in color. Giant sequoia releases 300.000 to 400.000 seeds annually.|
|Longhorn beetle lays egg in the cones. Larvae dig holes in the cones and facilitate opening of scales and release of seeds.|
|Wind, insects and rodents spread seeds of giant sequoia. Seed can be dispersed 590 feet away from the parent tree.|
|Fire plays important role in the life of sequoia. It clears the ground from competing plants, facilitates opening of the cones (and release of seeds) and enriches the ground with minerals required for the growth of new seedlings.|
|Not so long ago, people tried to keep the forest fire under control to protect remaining sequoias. Without knowing that fire plays crucial role in the life of sequoia, people actually prevented successful regeneration of sequoias in the wild.|
|Bark of sequoia is resistant to fire. Traces of forest fire can be seen on the trunk of some old trees, but those trees are healthy beneath the surface.|
|Wood of giant sequoia is brittle and it cannot be used in the construction industry. Even though giant sequoias are extremely tall and heavy, they can be used only for the production of fence posts and toothpicks.|
|Giant sequoias are popular tourist attraction. The biggest specimens are known as: General Sherman, General Grant, President, Lincoln, Stag and Bole.|
|Giant sequoia can survive more than 3500 years in the wild.|