Friday, August 7, 2015

OH SO TRUE

SAD...but true...
Saw this bumper sticker and just had to share.  


There are plenty of neighborhoods here in Houston where they completely deforested acres and acres and then built homes, planting 'new trees' in the exact same spot in every yard.  Of course, they cut down the natives and then plant what most people call "junk trees".  

Or worse yet, pines that grow fast and VERY tall but are the only tree in the front yard.  Of course, pines are also notorious for being shallow rooted and more apt to fall right over onto the house in a storm, you know, like the hurricane's that we get here from time to time.  

What's that old song?  
"...they paved paradise and put up a parking lot"?  


18 comments:

Linda said...

Gaaaa!! I HATE that! Why can't they design the subdivision around the environment instead of changing the environment to suit the design?????? I literally camped out under the ONE hardwood we have on our lot while the guy on the bulldozer leveled everything else.

Gail said...

I wish there were more Frank Loyd Wrights out there, building with Nature not against it.

Galestorm said...

All developers care about is the almighty dollar! My stepfather was the worst about cutting down trees. I could not believe the oak tree he cut down so he could build a shelter between two barns. It was huge and there is no telling how old it was. It broke my heart. I doubt seriously if I could have stopped him if I had been living at home. He had his priorities and didn't give a hoot what anybody said or thought. Can't say I missed him much after he left this world.

laurie said...

oh my gosh that is so true and so sad,

Sue said...

Very true--and very sad.
I wonder when they "open" up new developements , and folks buy those lots before the land has been cleared--do they kind of get a shock seeing the stripped off version? They need to tear down forgotten sections of town and rebuild on them, rather than constantly ripping up pristine meadows, fields, or worse yet---forests.

Elephant's Child said...

Oh yes.
Cypruss avenue (and all of the other streets misnamed that way) should be green, leafy and beautiful. Not boxes with immaculate lawns.

donna baker said...

As Joni wrote and sang, "they paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Texas Rose said...

So sad and so true. It makes me think of that classic commercial where the Native American is paddling in his canoe and comes upon all the modern-day destruction of nature - then a single tear courses down his cheek.

laura@notatrophywife.com said...

So true! We live in a wooded area with lots of wildlife and I always remind neighbors we took their space! Ugh! laura

1st Man said...

They do that don't they? I love that you saved the tree on your lot. I don't blame you. We've tried to save what we can as we clear areas. I told the workers to 'work around that tree there' and point at what to save. ha.

1st Man said...

Ah, he built SUCH beautiful homes that worked around the environment or blended with it. Amen!!

1st Man said...

LOL! I love your honesty. ;-) So many people don't give a second thought to something that's been there for a hundred years. Natural OR manmade.

1st Man said...

Yep, happens all the time and it's really sad.

1st Man said...

That's a brilliant idea, take the abandoned really forgotten areas, clear them and build there. It kills me to see a whole forest of trees gone for shops and malls and neighborhoods.

1st Man said...

And Elm...and Oak...and Maple....ha. Sad but true.

1st Man said...

Joni Mitchell! Love that song still today.

1st Man said...

Oh my gosh, I remember that commercial. I was a child and it really impacted me. It stayed with me to this day.

1st Man said...

Oh I know! I hate when I hear about deer in the yard or raccoons or other animals and remember that we moved in and took their space first. Thanks!!