This guy's secret revenge makes him the ultimate winner
There are tree huggers and then there are actual tree lovers. A tree lover is one who has made it his or her life’s mission to protect the planet’s most precious resource. To them, the preservation of trees is a job that should be taken very seriously.
That’s exactly what this arborist had in mind when he decided to come up with the perfect revenge plan after a town made him kill his favorite tree.
Three years ago the City Council of Redondo Beach California made a decision that would later come back to sprout new roots; they ordered the chopping down of a devoted arborist’s 30-year-old pepper tree. After noticing that the roots had begun to penetrate the sidewalk, the city ordered that the tree be removed from the front of this tree specialist’s home.
As if the initial order wasn’t enough to send this guy into a frenzy, they made him pay for the damages!
This arborist said, “I loved Clyde. I’m beginning to get older, and planting something that I knew would live well beyond my lifetime was something very special.” He devoted so much of his time to this tree; in fact, he compared the experience to taking care of a young child. “Just as Clyde was becoming a strong, healthy individual, expanding his root system, developing a canopy,and making his own way in life, the mayor took it upon himself to uproot my beautiful child,” he said.
Payback is shady
If the city of Redondo Beach thought they were going to get away with their grievous act, they were wrong. He reveals in his letter to city officials, “I secretly planted 45 California Redwoods and 82 Giant Sequoias in various parks, yards and state properties around your city.”