They cut down the tree!!?

Discussion in 'Zahra Clare Baker' started by peg4x4, Nov 21, 2010.

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  1. peg4x4

    peg4x4 New Member

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    "They" donated all the toys to "Toys For Tots" which I think is great,but they cut the tree down! Was it dead or a danger somehow?:waitasec:
     
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  3. Melanie

    Melanie Inactive

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    WOT! They cut down the tree where heartfelt people put donated toys and letters?....or did AB (the so called tree man) do it? If I find out he did it, I hope charges are brought against him. I can't see the city going out and cutting it down - it looked healthy to me.

    Just my opinion!

    Mel

    ETA: besides, where I come from, the city will come around and put a yellow X on a tree if there's a danger (regardless of private or public property). There's still a tree out there waiting to be cut down for 6 months now. This news is very sketchy to me.
     
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    Belinda Doer of Things

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    I think I read the owner of the house had it cut down. Will have to look for link.
     
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    Meagain New Member

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    I couldn't believe all the cut down trees on that property. Ticked me off. Probably weed trees but still... it's not like they were attempting a habitat restoration.
     
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    Belinda Doer of Things

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    From Dar's link in the media thread.
     
  7. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    Where did you see they cut down the tree?
    Why would they do that?
    Wierd.
     
  8. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    I believe the landlord/former boss did it. I was very unhappy to see a perfectly good tree was cut down for the convenience of a landlord who was probably tired of all the traffic.

    I feel for the man, who is goiing to want to rent/buy that home? I get that he has been financially harmed by this case through no fault of his own. But to cut down the tree seems silly. The tree is not what is bringing people there. Zahra's story is.

    As far as AB doing it. That is very unlikely, as all the equipment he would need to do it belong the the boss/landlord and not AB. Besides, I get the impression that since the eviction, AB os not welcome on the property.
     
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    Melanie Inactive

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    westsidefox64 Active Member

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    I think cutting down what many probley looked at as a living tribute to Zahra is just sad. I see the landlords point of trying to take the focus off of his property. I felt bad for him when I read of the vandalism he doesnt deserve that. I just think cutting down the tree was going a step beyond what was needed. Im kind of torn between hating that Zahras tree is gone and feeling like the landord just wants the noteriety to be taken out of his everyday life.
    Donating the toys to needy children is a wonderful thing.
    This whole thing is just horrible. I thought I was getting toughened up and away from the emotional part of all this...Im crying over a TREE!!!
     
  11. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/Vandalism-at-home-where-Zahra-Baker-lived-109097504.html

    The most notable sign of frustration comes from the crunching sound of glass on the ground. In an act of vandalism, someone punched out two of the front windows.

    It is just part of the growing anger at the home where the Baker family lived. Signs line the front yard. Many of those signs strike a similar tone – a need for justice.

    Among the signs, "Stepmom and Daddy both need to be in jail” and “God, please let someone pay for this.”

    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/11/21/1855975/memorial-for-zahra-cleaned-up.html
     
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    tehcloser New Member

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    Sounds like someone throwing a 2 year old fit to me..............
     
  13. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Well-Known Member

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    But how stupid is it for people to vandalize a house? It is not the house's fault that sick people rented it...I get the frustration, but that is just plain ignorant to me.
     
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    Personally, I think a new tree planted in a park or garden somewhere similar would be a better tribute to Zahra, rather than a memorial placed where she not only lived, but died.
     
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    It just makes me so sad, who would want to live in that house anyways. House should be demolished and the tree should have stayed as a permanent memorial. IDK what he was thinking.:cry:
     
  16. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    While I hate to see a tree cut for this reason I do get that this man probably just wants to be left alone, to try and pick up the pieces and recoup his losses. I wish he hadn't cut the tree, but I am sympathetic to his plight.
     
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    People are angry, and rightfully so, but in the absence of being able to take it out on the Bakers, they are resorting to childish outlets for that anger. The house has become a convenient area in which to express that rage.

    I think had the memorial been left there indefinately the problem would only have gotten worse. That said, cutting the tree will not stop people from coming. MOO
     
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    They just threw the stuffed animals in garbage bags and even all the flowers were just thrown in bags. they even threw 2 birthday cakes in the bags with some of the stuffed animals. I think they could have at least went through and kindly seperated the toys and everything not counting the leaves and dirt that was threw in the bags with the stuff:furious:
     
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    I would love to see a tree planted for her in a park, also. I would picture a lovely Magnolia, perhaps a Star Magnolia, since she was such a shining bright little light.

    I would also like to see the town/county/city/state buy the property of Mr.C and turn it into a little park, perhaps a child's playground, in memorial to her.
     
  20. Mountain_Kat

    Mountain_Kat Heca, firimar!

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    My feelings exactly, TL. I can't imagine the emotional toll all of this must be having on the landlord. If removing that tree gives him some small measure of peace, I have to believe that Zahra would have wanted that.

    JMO
     
  21. Mountain_Kat

    Mountain_Kat Heca, firimar!

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    I think the Ridgeways cleared out alot of the toys last week and took them to the police toys for tots, or whatever it was called.

    If people are constantly going there and bringing stuff, though, it's probably really hard to keep up with.
     
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