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Location: Boston, MASS

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Urban Blight

My neighbor has been talking about building for years. A nice area of woods separates our houses and offers my yard a lot of privacy and what I have become accustomed to. Even though we are within city limits, its quite countrified and about as good as it gets for city living. Nothing really has become of the building talk and with the crashing economy, its become an issue again. Does that make sense?
When I saw contractors and chain saws, got me worried as my priorities and theirs are not one and the same. And so I became captive on guard, camera in hand while the clear cutting took place.

GASP! For now, there is no building going on which is a relief but this is how its being left for now.
Part of the mess they created in the 2nd picture is on my property!

My private woodsy world was suddenly seeming like a barren waste land so I quickly set out to regain some privacy. Put some bamboo mats on the chain link and planted some nice fast growing evergreen Holly's. I'm quite pleased with the result.
And look how much new growth in short order. These bushes are supposed to grow up to 3' or more a year. Cant wait till they're 10'!

Zoran helps with 'fertilization'.

What a guy. He's careful to not damage the bushes on departure.


Blogger Judy said...

I love the bamboo screens and holly. A very elegant and beautiful way to deal with a horrible situation. Progress!

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