SAVING PRIVATE LINCOLN
This will go down as the shortest travelogue ever written known to man – or tree. But sometimes, a story has to be shared no matter how few the words.
In August 2014 in an effort to improve the 100-year-old water main and streetscape, the city of Windsor issued the steady removal and disposal or mature trees in favour of starting over and planting new ones. Lincoln, with his dried up root ball exposed on the corner of Wyandotte and, you guessed it Lincoln, laid there horizontal on the ground, forgotten, slated for the chipper, and begged me with his lacy leaves to save his chopped up ass.