If you remember (or take the time to scroll down), the last time we interacted I was warning you about the evils of trees. At this point I would like to return you the warning still in progress....B. "Trees give off the oxygen that we require to stay alive."
~I challenge you to walk outside right this minute, and slowly approach a tree. **Note: Please be very careful so as not to arouse the suspicions of the abominable arbors.** When you get there take a deep breath.... Now did that breath taste any sweeter, fill your lungs any better, or leave you any less out of breath than any you have taken while reading this warning? I'd be surprised if it did. Even if trees did exude this "life giving oxygen", the deed is only reversed every summer. Think, where do you often see trees when looking out your front door? In your yard? In a field? Along streets, growing in the sidewalk? Think about the last time you mowed the lawn.... What were you forced to do when mowing around that pesky tree? Either drive around the tree over, and over, and over just to get that one last little spot next to its trunk, or go get the push mower or weed eater (both two stroke motors that belch out more exhaust than a normal four stroke their size) to get the close trim you needed.
At this point you are probably thinking, "But ,MM, you mentioned the trees in the sidewalks next to the roads.... How could they possibly be harmful?" To answer that question I ask you this one, dear citizen. What was around that tree in the ground? Often cities are forced to install metal grates with circular holes in the center. Grates that had to be forged. Have you ever seen the plants that produce the iron and steel used for these? They are constantly dumping smoke in to the air, Smoke that causes acid rain down wind!!!
If you are still questioning my reasoning, I will make one last point before releasing you to go on your way. Think of the headlines from areas such as Florida, California, etc. during the summer. What event dominates these AP wires? WILD FIRES!!!
In these areas, large populations of radical trees grow. These, the worst and most destructive of the towering terrors, are willing to do anything to harm us, even if it means sending themselves and their families to a fiery grave. They will start them selves on fire just to throw huge amounts of smoke into the air, smoke, which in case you had forgotten, contains particulate matter which, Carbon dioxide, Carbon monoxide, and many other terrible chemicals. Some of you may remember years ago when the trees organized a mass suicide-burning in Yellowstone National Park
. The smoke from these huge fires cause haze in areas as far east as Ohio (even in the lovely little village of Milan
Tune back in tomorrow too see how trees try to harm us on an individual basis!!!
P.S. Happy V-day!!!! Remember to get your girl/guy some chocolate or flowers, but be responsible brush after chocolate, and don't get roses (thorns are definitely not