St. Paul’s was quick to clean up after this week’s storm, perhaps even too quick. Tree surgeon Vladimir Ivashchenko was immediately put to work cutting down (sort of) the Rob Douglas memorial tree. (See “Storm Damage.”) Vladimir said that there was some hope that the tree would grow back. Somehow, I doubt it, but what do I know?
Apparently, this tree was the second tree dedicated to the memory of Rob Douglas. The first one was not thriving and was also cut down, likely also without any consultation with experts.
In any case, Rob Douglas’s tree now looks like some sort of phallic monument, as you can see below.
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