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View Poll Results: Do you find trees growing through concrete disturbing?
Yes 16 19.51%
No 66 80.49%
Voters: 82. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-23-2008, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Naperville, IL
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I thought so to.
I'm not seeing it.
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Nashville, Tn
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Do you find trees growing through concrete disturbing?
Only if they make sarcastic remarks when I walk by.
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: The 'Couve
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Okay, all silliness aside... Why not compromise here? Take the grate off. Then there are still sidewalks and since you can see the dirt it seems more natural. And plus it's square and thus will still be aesthetically pleasing. Everyone wins. Even the tree has more room to breathe easy.

Am I right or am I right?
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Naperville, IL
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Only if they make sarcastic remarks when I walk by.
You understand their language? I believe you're the first person I've heard of that understands it.
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Naperville, IL
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Okay, all silliness aside... Why not compromise here? Take the grate off. Then there are still sidewalks and since you can see the dirt it seems more natural. And plus it's square and thus will still be aesthetically pleasing. Everyone wins. Even the tree has more room to breathe easy.

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Why not use less concrete and give the tree a 20'x20' square atleast
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Naperville, IL
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Well it looks like the disturbed population is growing.
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:50 PM
Status: "On the Nashville Predators bandwagon" (set 4 days ago)
 
Location: Planet Earth
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I do.

.....No......
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:50 PM
 
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I grew up in New York City. That's the only way I ever saw a tree unless I went specifically to a park.
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:52 PM
 
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Okay, all silliness aside... Why not compromise here? Take the grate off. Then there are still sidewalks and since you can see the dirt it seems more natural. And plus it's square and thus will still be aesthetically pleasing. Everyone wins. Even the tree has more room to breathe easy.

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The space will fill up with garbage and dog poo and people will trip over the sides and sue the city.
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:59 PM
 
Location: moving again
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When its done right it looks great. when not like in the photo its gross. But i must say, trees really only work in low rise urban areas. if they're in high rise areas, they make the area look very suburban.
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