Saturday, April 14, 2007

Wilmette Trustee Election: Trees, Slide Rules, and the Wilmette Canopy

Get out your slide rule, folks, the Village Trustees are busy. A week or two ago, a friend alerted me to some new way that the Trustees are looking at trees. The Trustees remain terrified that some crazy illness might overtake our village residents, compelling them to cut down trees left and right. With fear that our midwest town will shortly become uninhabitable tundra, the Trustees are coming up with a formula to cut down trees that likely will require every resident to master advanced calculus.
Of course, the Trustees deserve to be worried. They have recently decreed that all ashes on public property will be removed. JB Powers has started blogging about the Wilmette canopy and the Emerald Ash Borer, and I would recommend his post to you. His approach seems sensible, even though he is new enough to Wilmette to have missed .
In the meantime, I continue to monitor the Village Board's seeming decision that tree worship is Wilmette's established religion. Seems that tree worship is not limited to our European ancestors. A brief online chat about trees this morning with blogger, Balaji, who takes his Hinduism seriously, established that today there are trees in India that are worshipped. While its good to know that we are global on the tree worship issue, let's elect some new Trustees this Tuesday, and vote for Karen Spillers and Mike Basil for Village Board.
Like the tree in the picture? It's not in Wilmette, but I am sure well-travelled Wilmette residents will recognize it. For the answer see the comments.
Previous posts on trees in Wilmette: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
Update: I found a nice link about tree worship in Tamil Nadu, India.


Blogger Publia said...

The tree is just outside the Petit Trianon, at the rear of the house, in Versailles, France.

Apr 14, 2007, 1:46:00 PM  

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