Shitty thing to do. Trees are cool. Not a fan of senseless stuff like that.
Reaction seems a bit OTT for me, though. Tonnes of almost reverse-boomer shite on social media.
Can’t put my finger on it exactly, but a sort of rabid “throw away the key” mentality from people who are normally very quick to point to societal root causes for people doing illegal things.
I’ll probably mute this.
was just thinking about this, and was thinking that really, I couldn’t give a fuck about that tree. let him cut down more if he likes it so much.
It would be pretty cool if as punishment he had to spend a week with some lumberjacks and it became a real vocation for him.
If it was so good why hadn’t it done anything notable for over 30 years?
Yeah its a weird combination of shitty thing to do and can see why people are upset, but on the other hand it doesn’t matter does it, just a tree.
If someone told me they had a favourite tree I’d probably back out of the room very slowly.
if a fucking tree on a hill is up there with the best britain can offer, sights and heritage wise, just give up the ghost imo.
It kind of does matter I think, but I don’t think a child making a mistake is sub-human scum.
If we say it doesn’t matter then does any non-living thing matter?
If I should die, think only this of me:
That is for ever England
just read a tree surgeon describing the cut as ‘professional’ and better than what he’d be capable of.
He might be the next George Washington.
had to have a tree cut down in my garden because my neighbours were complaining and I still feel guilty about it
Had it been in any films?
probably in the background of a selfie thread or two
stupid poem imo.
so if he dies, he only wants his loved ones to think about the burial site, not the good times, good things about his character and what a great loved one he was.
I felt quite sad when I saw the news even though before that I’d never heard of the tree. Just think there’s something beautiful about living things that predate all of us and it’s a bit of a shame
Kind of admire the kid who did it though, hope he doesn’t have his life ruined
Somewhere custard is too hot,
Somewhere custard is too cold,
A thief throws an empty purse into a river,