Los Angeles, CA (WiredPRNews.com) Motorists cry foul as they mourn the death of an old cottonwood tree in Nevada that was cut by vandals with chainsaws last December 30th, 2010.
The frequent travelers of that long, lonely highway 50 still remember the tree and now the only thing you can do for it is to call a tree stump removal service to honor it.
“What those vandals did is unforgivable. That old cottonwood tree is a landmark for all travelers who pass by this highway,” said a local tree expert who frequently sees the tree. “As a matter of fact, I have a pair of my old working shoes on that tree! It gives me a smile each time I pass here and see it,” he said further.
“If that tree were a person, someone would go to jail for it,” said a Los Angeles tree service worker, “They just don’t know how difficult it is to see trees grow in this landscape. That tree survived any harsh weathers that comes our way here and even tolerated the extreme heat. I hate to see it end.”
There are no words from local authorities regarding what they plan to do in case the culprits of this offense are found. “That cottonwood tree is not like the other shoe trees that are found in various cities all over the US. This one is an icon among them,” the worker concluded.