Trees at the Municipal

by Keytime @, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 19:00 (49 days ago)

Things are looking up....Noticed some nice trees going in at the Municipal. All is not lost. "Trying to find the good in the change"

Trees at the Municipal

by Casa Juan @, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 23:10 (49 days ago) @ Keytime

trick will be to see if they get watered and cared for the first few years.

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by Keytime @, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 23:38 (48 days ago) @ Casa Juan

Now now, Lets try and remain positive. I truly believe they want it to look nice. Problem is some peoples version on nice is different than that of others. Most of us don't want nice, we want natural. But others live here and they may not see it that way. I think it will be nice to see basketball games again, singing and festivals, and families having a gathering place. Some trees may have gone away, but lets hope that more trees will be planted to take their place and provide shade and beauty once again.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, March 25, 2021, 08:22 (48 days ago) @ Keytime

Now now, Lets try and remain positive. I truly believe they want it to look nice. Problem is some peoples version on nice is different than that of others. Most of us don't want nice, we want natural. But others live here and they may not see it that way. I think it will be nice to see basketball games again, singing and festivals, and families having a gathering place. Some trees may have gone away, but lets hope that more trees will be planted to take their place and provide shade and beauty once again.

Planting a tree to take the place of one that's been cut down for no reason is like using a child to replace someone that's been murdered. It just don't cut the mustard, and most of my friends and neighbors aren't happy with the excesses the city has taken, especially with the concrete on the beach and in what used to be quaint little plazas. The expression "se pasa" is the most commonly used to describe what the mayor's done.

Looking nice was never the point. The point was to justify the disappearance of millions of budgeted pesos by spreading tons of concrete around and planting some silly little plants and palm trees to replace all the trees and plants they destroyed for no reason, many planted by neighbors and even a few planted by us. Trees many of us grew up with here.

Trees at the Municipal

by Keytime @, Thursday, March 25, 2021, 08:57 (48 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I do not disagree with your view but now that the damage has been done, lets see what they can do to improve it. Squawking on this chat room did not stop or even slow down the changes being made. I do applauded you on your efforts to bring to the forefront the activities taking place, not to mention giving us the information so we can express our views to the proper authorities.

Bottom line is, I think they will water the trees.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, March 25, 2021, 10:25 (48 days ago) @ Keytime

I do not disagree with your view but now that the damage has been done, lets see what they can do to improve it. Squawking on this chat room did not stop or even slow down the changes being made. I do applauded you on your efforts to bring to the forefront the activities taking place, not to mention giving us the information so we can express our views to the proper authorities.

Bottom line is, I think they will water the trees.

I used to plant palm trees for a living. I doubt many of the palms they planted will survive. The "balls" were cut too small and not properly cared for. When planted they were just stuck in the ground and the dirt/sand packed in with no fertilizer. And they were not "hose-plunged" to remove air pockets, meaning what meager roots they have will likely suffer some fatal rotting. Another problem is the rainy season starts in less than 3 months, and a good storm will likely blow many of the palm trees over since they are not tied down with stakes as they should've been and they will have insufficient root growth to support themselves in a strong wind. The last time palm trees were planted in the zócalo was 2012. I believe there were 6 of them, if I recall correctly. Every single one of them died. Quite embarrassing.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Thursday, March 25, 2021, 11:17 (48 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

On the subject of trees: There was a very nice one in front of our fence on La Madera that died. I wanted to replace it and hired a crew to remove it. Somebody came by and gave me a ration of s&%t because it was illegal. I explained that it was dead, but that didn't seem to make any difference. A neighbor took us to find a replacement. I picked out a very nice one they had growing in a washing machine tub and agreed to plant it when they delivered it. They dug the hole bigger and dumped the tree into it, still in the washing machine tub! When I asked them to remove it from the tub, they looked at me like I was running a quart low. Perhaps that was the same outfit that planted the new palms by the beach.

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by Keytime @, Thursday, March 25, 2021, 12:36 (48 days ago) @ frostbite

Should ask Cliff Clavin if the Washing Machine Potted Plant is less susceptible to dying? I think this is a well practiced process in the Boston area....

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Thursday, March 25, 2021, 13:03 (48 days ago) @ Keytime

I'm no gardener, but I felt that leaving it in the tub would restrict growth; both root system and above ground. You can see it in the picture below. it was about 1/4 the size when we got it.

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by Keytime @, Thursday, March 25, 2021, 21:34 (48 days ago) @ frostbite

I guess Cheers was a little before your time?