Originally uploaded by johnkoetsier.

I had to take a shot of this … it’s one of the hundreds of trees on East Badger Road, on the route I drive on most days on my way to my Bellingham, WA office.

I hate hate hate to see trees destroyed – some of them real giants, some of them beautiful, wonderful trees – and the worst part of it is that they are being destroyed because of people like me.

I don’t live in the neighborhood, don’t work there either. I just drive through.

The other tragedy of road-widening is the dozens of home that all of a sudden are 20-30 feet closer to the road … and not just a 2-lane road anymore.