guerilla pruning? brilliant!
I'm more concerned about the recent rezoning of Stone Way for Strip Clubs, thanks.
I no longer feel safe walking around Wallingford at night while carrying potted plants. We need a "Take Back the Foliage" neighborhood event.
I love this city but not all of it's residents.
So let me get this straight. When the cops are not busy planting drugs on people we need them to train their attention on shrubs being cleared from walkways in white a neighborhood?
Wow. Increased patrols huh?
WHAT? So what if the plants hang over on public property, "creepy" pruning or not? If I have a yard and the neighbor's tree hangs over into my yard, I am allowed to prune what is in my airspace, even if it hurts the neighbor's aesthetic sensibilities. To bad, so sad, that's the way it is. BFD if bushes are cut back to make room on public sidewalks. The homeowner should be doing that already on their own.
Is the pruning taking place in yards? If so, then that would seem like vandalism, so the police would naturally be involved.
#4 What do you have against white people?
Considering the Rainier Valley has an arsonist(or two) targeting occupied homes, Wallingford needs to STFU about their creepy pruners*.
*good name for a band though
One day it's just trimming the bush a little, and the next thing you know it's all bare.
I have to say I live in Wallingford and I have yet to see one of these signs "plastered" all over the place.
They smell like baloney. Other than that, they're pretty sweet when they're not busy diverting the attentions of our expensive police apparatus toward the perilous evils of DIY public gardening.
While we're at it, let's find out who's writing "Wash Me" in the dirt on the windshields of all the vehicles in the Phinney Ridge area.
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Hey, if somebody wants to come by and give my rhode a waxing, that'd be fine.
Speaking of double-entendres, I saw a "Vegetarians Taste Better" bumper stick on a post on Sunday. Do vegetarians put these on their cars hoping for a little action or are they for environment-chewing Hummer drivers? I mean, if I put one on my car, is some cattle rancher from E.WA going to run up and gnaw on my arm when I get out?
After practically having to walk in traffic on 15th yesterday, thanks to some dimwit who has let his/her shrubbery take over the sidewalk, I'm definitely on the side of the creepy pruner.
Anyone who feels the need to take some action with respect to my knotty pine should feel empowered to do so. For those 3 or 4 fans of 'Zoo', however, please leave my dogwood alone.
Sorry, the cops are too busy picking on innocent weeds.
@13 - actually, they do. IMHO.
@16, if I call 911 and say 'help, someone's attacking my peonies', will they show up?
Cattle ranchers in E WA don't eat anything vegetarian...
Considering the guerrilla pruning, guerrilla calls for car-washing and the guerrilla parking enforcement in the Phinney/Wallingford corridor, I've seriously considered packing up and moving to 26th and Jackson. Aging hippies with a warped sense of entitlement are really bringing me down.
Click "Post" once, asswipe.
I'm not the Wallingford pruner, but I've done some guerilla pruning of my own. City code says you're supposed to keep sidewalks clear to at least 6' (maybe 8'). I generally vent my wrath most on: plants that have taken over half the width of the sidewalk; trees with branches at face level; plants with thorns (egad, do these people ever use their own sidewalks?).
when i creepy prune (or creep & prune) i always do a good job aesthetically. a little surgical cut, and no more ducking under branches.
some people are just lazy. some are ignorant of proper pruning. some are really really old. or dead.
now, my new zealand flax has been creepy pruned - and they did a REALLY BAD JOB. admittedly, it could have poked someone's eye out...
The story goes beyond over-grown bushes. It's random tree branches, leaves, etc. If you drive by 39th and Burke, there is a sign hanging from a tree regarding the issue. Many think it's a person posing as a "dog walker". Who really knows? but hey I've had neighbors knock on the door and tell me to move my car cause it was parked on the wrong side of the street, in FRONT of their house of all things. Wally World!
Just a random nightly botanical briss.
Looks just like daddies yard.
Wait a minute. Isn't this how the storyline in Hot Fuzz started?
i imagine Edward Scissorhands as the culprit.
If that kids not working at Rudy's, I'd be shocked.
The world is falling apart but atl east the cops are making sure the sidewalks are blocked.
It doesn't have the bite of a creepy midnight pruner, but they did move a large house from 41st and Corliss down a zig zag path to a barge on the lake a couple of weeks ago. They were pruning like mad, and it's not very pretty.
You're not kidding about how kooky they get here about parking. I parked in a new spot in front of the neighborwhodoesnotsayhello's house and got a window broken and my gas syphoned over the next 2 nights. Coincidence?
A beautiful little ornamental plum tree, not hanging onto anyone's property or offending anyone in any way, was pruned so badly in the night in almost died, last year.
This tree was planted in honor of its owner's mom, who had died the year before and whose ashes are mixed with the soil at its roots.
I know the city has many urgent problems for the police to deal with, however, the truth is there is a cruel and creepy weirdness at work here that causes grief for those of us who love our little plants.
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Pruning Man may be undercover SPD enforcing compliance with
Seattle Municipal Code 10.52.030, by helping to "Remove vegetation in or on an abutting sidewalk" as in part B1.
I myself tire of ducking and dodging as I walk through this neighborhood.
Binti, sorry to hear about your loss. This is obviously not the work of a more benevolent Pruning Man.
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