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View Poll Results: Do you find trees growing through concrete disturbing?
Yes 16 19.51%
No 66 80.49%
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Nashville, Tn
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I'll tell you what looks bad and that is when a tree is planted in a small space in a sidewalk and the wrong kind of tree has been chosen for the space and soon it outgrows it and pushes up the concrete surrounding it. My sister lives in Guadalajara and when I visited her about a year and a half ago that's exactly what happened on the streets surrounding her apartment. The trees have gotten so big that the roots have pushed up the concrete (actually it might have been brick pavers, I'm not sure) so much that you have to step over the top of it. It's very unattractive and the result of poor planning. I see nothing wrong with combining nature with an urban setting, in fact it's something that most cities do. I can't quite get the concept that trees and plants don't belong in cities. If it's designed properly it can be very attractive and I don't believe that trees have any particular opinion about concrete or anything else for that matter.
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Naperville, IL
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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.
Do the trees feelings not come in to question, to make an area "look great".
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Naperville, IL
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I don't believe that trees have any particular opinion about concrete or anything else for that matter.
How do you know? Oh yeah you talk to trees.
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:16 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Do the trees feelings not come in to question, to make an area "look great".
Oh im sorry, i must have been ignorant. I didn't realize Trees had Emotions, much less a brain to produce these emotions they 'feel'. Tell me, since it seems you've spoken to trees about their feelings on being in an urban environment, possibly you've even interviewed one? Can you tell me what the tree told you about it's feelings?

haha sorry i couldn't resist, i was just kidding

What do mean though?
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Naperville, IL
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What do mean though?
Well do some critical thinking. If you were a tree, would you want to be sitting in a polluted cities walkway or in a open field with a lot of other trees?
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Tree's do not have brains - in an urban environment, they provide some fresh air, doing good for life in these cities. If i were a tree, i would much rather be in a city because people would appreciate me more and take pictures of me

Why do you care about the non existent feelings of a tree?

In conclusion, Trees are great for urban environments. Luckily they are NOT ALIVE, so therefore they could care less (actually they don't have emotions so its impossible for them to care about anything) and they can not get up and walk away because they are TREES, they are stationary and don't have minds of their own.
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Trees growing through concrete.... is there any other way???
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Well do some critical thinking. If you were a tree, would you want to be sitting in a polluted cities walkway or in a open field with a lot of other trees?

If I were a tree, I'd be glad just to be alive. By the way. . .is your house made of stone or wood? How about your kitchen table? Chairs? Dresser? Computer desk? Doors? Pencil?
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:52 PM
 
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^^ good point!
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Naperville, IL
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If I were a tree, I'd be glad just to be alive. By the way. . .is your house made of stone or wood? How about your kitchen table? Chairs? Dresser? Computer desk? Doors? Pencil?
I live in a brick structure. I don't have a dresser, kitchen table, or pencil.

My recliner is made out of wood, leather and some metal, my computer desk is made out of wood (I made it), the doors I am unsure of. What does this have to do with a tree growing out of concrete?
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