Where are the ever present, know-it-all, whacko tree huggers when I really need them? Are they taking Valentines week off and soaking up rays in the Caribbean? Who knows, but the world still turns and we have a tree issue. Or is it a football issue? Or is it a matter of intelligence?
We will start with some basic background intel. The man pictured above is Harvey Updike. He is a former Texas state trooper and self professed Alabama fan.( I know that the Bama nation wanted this guy as their poster child). Some time back he calls in to the local sports talk show bragging about how he killed the trees at Toomers (other photo above) with a herbicide spike. He is now in jail, and still no sign of the environmental folks. I guess they hate Auburn as well and figure that it isn't a big deal to lose a tree that gets rolled constantly. It must be a matter of tree hugger dignity to defend a toilet paper clad tree. Is it beneath their dignity? Lets come back to that. Now as for Harvey Wallbanger here it is time for the madness to stop. If Harvey's actions stemmed from an Alabama loss to Auburn, per his comments, then some southern football folks need to take a long hard look at whet we are teaching our kids. If you don't like whats going on then just destroy something so it gets better. Even better is to destroy something of the other guy. Sounds like terrorism to me! People we need to carefully examine motives and such, understanding that no matter how much we love our team and/or hate the other team, its just a game. let it go. Enjoy the sport and the build up but don't go into the wild blue yonder over it.
Now back to the enviro wack jobs. Where are you people and what are you doing to resolve the destruction of 130 year old oak trees? As I see it nothing. You are sitting on the side with no comment. Help make this better. Do something. You have resources and can help save these trees, so that for many generations to come they can be pelted with toilet paper after an Auburn win. Tradition should count for something with you folks, shouldn't it? Get rolling then tree people ( I like the pun). Organize, don't sit by and watch and remain mute. Its not your style.
This is my rant whats yours?