Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Requiem for a forest


Up until a few weeks ago, this acreage was a beautiful forest filled with oaks and pines and a variety of bushes. It abuts one of Trilogy's trails.

Then, suddenly bulldozers appeared out of nowhere and knocked it all down, which, in my opinion, is a tragedy of monumental proportions and was doubtless made possible because some developer got the County Commissioners to approve a project which will make him a lot of money while destroying precious trees.

Although I've asked around, I have been unable to determine what the land will be used for. One rumor suggests it will be a large set of storage facilities for people who have more junk than they can store in their homes. You've probably heard the phrase "ostentatious consumption," which is often an apt designation of some citizens of this fair land.

The final fly in the ointment is that they've been burning the trees they knocked down filling the air with smoke making it hard to breathe in certain nearby areas.

This past weekend has been especially busy for myself and Lois Anne, so I'm a bit behind on my commenting.  Also, with regard to the previous post featuring a bunch of chairs, those who guessed that it was a dentist's office were correct!

21 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

I makes me so mad when "they" knock down all the trees---no trees-we die---we need them. GRRRRRR!!
As for you being called 'spectabilis dicentra I think you are wrong. Maybe you have been called a spectacle or you made a spectacle of yourself (most likely) or you were dissenting but you are not a bleeding heart---(only a liberal)
MB

silvia de angelis said...

La devastazione compiuta dall'uomo non ha limiti....
Un saluto, silvia

orvokki said...

It is horrible how nature is being destroyed under construction. Parks are shrinking etc.
I'm really sorry that you lost the beautiful forest. And for what reason .. just to make some get richer ..

I would never have guessed that the previous room was a dental waiting room. So many patients are waiting for their turn. It feels like a big dental center.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Andamos a destruir o nosso belo planeta.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Andy said...

...And they call it progress. Go figure...

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

In North Carolina, these days, cleared land often means a mattress factory!

Janis
GreensboroDailyPhoto

Tom said...

...'progress' in the making!

Kate said...

A perfect poster for greed and profit. What a sad scene!

Shammickite said...

This is horrible. But it's happening everywhere. Progress? At what cost?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Things like this make me so sad I could cry Lowell and it happens all too often 😢 When will it all stop! Surely the wood could have been used for something instead of just being burnt?

RedPat said...

A sad sight indeed, Lowell! And for a storage building!

I am fine and everyone I know seems to be okay. The incident happened in the north end of the city and I am downtown most of the time. Thanks for thinking of me.

Laura. M said...

It is very sad as little by little we are externating everything, we do not realize the evil that we are doing, or we stop or go to the day when the earth is a great desert.
Buen martes Lowell.
Un abrazo.

Sharon Anck said...

Stuff like this should be a crime. It won't be of course, because those passing the laws are the very ones doing this or the ones getting favors because of it.

William Kendall said...

Developers only care about adding more money to their accounts, and don't give a damn about the consequences of their action. And too often local authorities just give the bastards a free pass.

Marleen said...

It's really depressing to see this. Sad to realise another beautiful area is gone.

Michelle said...

Sad to see more nature being destroyed.

bill burke said...

Sad, very sad. Greed, the all powerful destruction tool of mankind!

Kay said...

We lost a chunk of forested land a year or two ago in the same way. All of a sudden the trees disappeared, four or five acres. I hoped that it was for something interesting or useful. But it quickly became a long strip of storage units. Just what everyone was desperate for...

magiceye said...

So sad to see this.... when will we ever learn!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I hate this!!! So sorry.

Karl Demetz said...

Sad...

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson