In response to other cities’ invasive species eradication ordinances, it’s nice to see University Park (of all places) nurturing trees and other greenery in their sewers. This unwanted herbage has been allowed to take root sneakily out of sight in sewers and gutters. All these migrant saplings ask for as they work tirelessly, without rest or remuneration, cleansing carbon dioxide from the air we breathe is a little storm water runoff. How many of us would work so hard and live in such challenging, penniless conditions?
But seriously. How many municipal workers pass this fairly busy street each day? How many local residents? And no one thought to alert University Park that a 1-inch diameter tree has been growing out of a sewer … for how long? A tree with an ever-growing root system that is impacting water flow and damaging the sewer’s concrete hastening the need for repair?
I suppose I could reveal the location of this photograph, but I’m more apt to water this brave fighter than snitch.