Friday, February 12, 2010
Destruction at the Kindergarten
The destruction of approximately twenty trees on the kindergarten schoolground ocurred while I was gone. I absolutely could not believe my eyes upon return. Huge trees. Old trees. Eucalyptis, pine, jacaranda to name just a few. My photos are not very good but if you look for sticks sticking up, through my trees, you'll be able to see the loss.
The grounds were so beautiful and sheltered the children at play. I, for the life of me, cannot understand what possessed someone to make the decision to cut the trees in the manner that they have. In fact, in San Miguel, it is against the law to cut down trees without a special permit. I'll wager anything that no one got permission for this act.
In my life I try not to judge. I also try not to get angry at things I can't change. But, it has heen ten days and I'm still angry and judging the people who did this to the trees.
What a horrible example for the young children to see that the environment and the sanctuary for many, many birds in this area does not matter. There are two pines left and hopefully they will not destroy those as I have watched the monarchs cover those pines when they are migrating back north.
To me it is like someone died. It can't be reversed. It's too late. What a shame.