New Orleans woman plants memorial tree, city digs it up

A woman in the New Orleans area wanted to plant a tree along a bay to commemorate someone she lost. It was planted at Blue Bridge after receiving permission from the city’s Department of Parks and Avenues, and it was watered regularly and covered with commemorative photographs.

But a neighboring neighborhood was apparently not happy with the tree’s placement and asked for it to be removed.

The issue was brought to light on social media when a post appeared on the r/neworleans subreddit condemning the action taken against the tree.

According to the Post, the complaints came from nearby neighborhoods because they “see the bayou as part of their backyard,” even though it’s public land. They reached out to Councilman Joe Giarrusso, who apparently got the city to remove the tree.

Some of the complaints were captured via screenshots of the neighborhood community on the social media network NextDoor, although the identities of everyone but the city council have been blacked out.

Photo credit: Reddit

Photo credit: Reddit

Photo credit: Reddit

Photo credit: Reddit

Photo credit: Reddit

Photo credit: Reddit

The city came and dug up the tree, which resulted in the woman who originally planted the tree responding and explaining the situation that had developed.

Photo credit: Reddit

Photo credit: Reddit

The online pushback asks why nearby neighborhoods can dictate what gets planted on public land. “I’ve seen the usual complainers voice their grievances about this tree on Nextdoor after it was planted,” said one Redditor. “I thought that was going to happen. At least it wasn’t cut down and put in a chipper.”

Others questioned the city’s priorities. “How can we find people who will remove a tree but not point red lights at the lane they control or fix streetlights or pick up trash,” asked another commenter.

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