It Is Not Easy Being a Tree - A tree must:
These two trees were not prepared for being crashed into by an automobile. A tree, however, cannot be expected to be self-preparatory for such an event. After all, a tree is just thata tree!
Photograph by Julie R. Johnson/Corning Observer
The two trees in this photograph were crashed into and uprooted by an 86-year-old female driver whofollowing a visit to a local hospitalwas arrested for driving under the influence.
Such accidents often involve other drivers, passengers, or pedestriansinnocent bystanders.
In this instance, there were no other people involved. The trees were the only victims. The trees will receive replanting and good care. I have no doubt that they will survive.
This accident took place Thursday at 4 PMa mere 50 yards approximately from my office. I happened upon the scene while driving home from my office. At the time, I prayed no one was injured.
People who drive while impaired by intoxication, lack of sleep, or distraction from cell-phone use, music selection, etc., are SELFISH! They think only of themselves and not of those whom they endanger.