Sunday, April 22, 2012


Arbor Day was a big deal when we were kids at Elberon Elementary School.  We saved our pennies and planted trees each year in front of the school.  Sad to say, the building was slated for renovation years ago.  It sat empty for years. 
A dump was located on/near the property and the land proclaimed toxic.  So the building was torn down.
Fenced off.
 Forbidden territory.
And the children's trees?  Carefully spaced and lovingly planted at each entrance to the parking lot. Not behind the fence or on the dump site but growing strong along the street were chopped.
So not necessary.
 The stumps still stand.
The sign still says "coming in July 2013".  I don't know if that is true.
I hope they will have an Arbor Day and replace the trees.


  1. It's hard--gruesome--to see a tree cut.

  2. Such a poignant post, I do hope that better days are ahead and they will plant lots of trees.


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