Getting Our Ash Clipped

It’s sad to see any urban greenery go, but sometimes it’s necessary. Recently I was walking along Taylor Street and saw several City of Chicago crews pretty-much clear-cutting all of the trees along the sidewalk. At first I was dismayed by what appeared to be a bit of urban gardening gone horribly wrong. ┬áThe I heard one of the man call to another, “No! ┬áJust the ash trees!” That explains it — the city is...

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