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Calach Pfeffer

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Tretardation
« on: December 20, 2008, 08:37:33 PM »












It used to be there was a canopy.
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Re: Tretardation
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2008, 09:56:18 PM »
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It used to be there was a canopy.
And there will be again.....in a couple of years. Happens all over China.
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Re: Tretardation
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2008, 11:01:48 PM »
Yep, I know.  And it's ugly all over China too.

And compared to what it was, it's appallingly ugly.  That one tree you see left in the second photo--that's a little tree.

The road was clear, the overhang was managed, trucks and buses routinely took that road to the factory at the other end, and the trees reached up to the roof tops.  Some retard gave up whatever management program they'd had in place already for what I can't imagine would be less than a decade and cut them all down instead.

Top picture, the building in the background--that's new construction replacing a crappy 2 story building recently torn down.  Guess who probably arranged what for the trees.

Actually, by way of sort-of-contrast, here's a crappy photo from last winter--the building dominates because I was trying to record the slow decay of that gigantic icicle, but you can see some of the street on the left:


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Re: Tretardation
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2008, 11:50:15 PM »
There's a schedule somewhere. When the schedule says it's time to prune the trees, it's time to prune the trees!
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Re: Tretardation
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2009, 06:42:10 PM »


It's still retarded.

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Re: Tretardation
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2009, 01:21:21 PM »
Speaking of retarded. Why the hell do they paint the bottom 3 - 4 feet of trees that industrial grey color?

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Re: Tretardation
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2009, 01:34:54 PM »
Keeps the bugs away!
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Re: Tretardation
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2009, 01:48:25 PM »
Really? People here could never give me a straight answer. I thought the paint glowed in the dark and made a good target for peeing and puking after too much baijiu.  :alcoholic: agagagagag

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Re: Tretardation
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2009, 02:08:50 PM »
Stops the ants and borers.

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Re: Tretardation
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2009, 07:36:01 PM »
Condomized trees!
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Re: Tretardation
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2009, 08:48:54 PM »
A year or two ago, in Kunming, much to our dismay, they uprooted all of the beautiful, full, living trees that lined the streets in near the universities. We figured they were going to widen the roads, or perhaps re-pave the sidewalks, but no, instead they simply replanted new, smaller, scrawnier trees, in the exact same spots the old trees had been. Tretardation indeed!

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Re: Tretardation
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2009, 02:56:11 AM »
My Uni also has a tendency to viciously trim the campus tress, or even uproot them and replace them with smaller ones. 

We also have (had) a lush verdant lawn in the centre of campus, and one summer they ripped up the whole thing and re-turfed it for no apparant reason.

I think if things look a little wild (which I think looks better) someone would get accused of not doing their job...
« Last Edit: January 11, 2009, 03:02:52 AM by MK »