Ok. the intertubes ate my last post

So…… In the “things you don’t see everyday” column, redux.

Earlier tonight, my wife and I saw about 40-50 folks come into the dirt lot in front of our house. They showed up with cameras and tools, cleared the field (most of it) of the weeds and debris.IMG00622

Once the area was cleared, they dug three holes and planted three saplings. They also planted a few shrubs and a good dozen or so nice purple flowers.


Once the trees were planted, they gathered up the trash bags into a pile, took each others photos in front of the trees and plants, watered the plants, and left. Yeah that was weird.

It goes on.


We went out and took the above photo. We went back into the house, ate dinner and just after we finished, the truck pulled up again and two of them got out. We got up to see what they were doing, thinking maybe they’d put up a sign or something to explain what had just gone down.

Instead, they pulled up the trees, and shrubs, stomped the flowers into the dirt. To our horror they put the trees into pots (Yeah! we thought they were taking them back to where they got them, or to another place to be planted), and proceeded to hurl them into the back of the truck with force.


They also dumped out about 20% of the bags they’d filled back into the field. So now we had a pile of weeds, and three holes in the ground.


wow, I can’t wait to hear what this display might have been, my money is on a Republican “we’re great and love everyone and nature” campaign. Just my opinion of course ;)


The duo in the truck showed up again about 10 minutes later in the truck, where they proceeded to sweep it out. They also tossed two segments of chain link fence back out of the truck. The last blow was circling around in the field and driving over the flowers and shrubs.

I’ve no idea what was up, but it sure did suck on the karma level.

5 Comments so far

  1. Lil Mike (sf_mike) on July 7th, 2008 @ 10:37 pm


    why didn’t you just go outside and see for yourself when it was happening?

    are you like jimmy stewart in rear window or something?

  2. John Wilker (den_johnw) on July 8th, 2008 @ 9:01 am


    I guess 1, wasn’t THAT interested. It’s a field of dirt, it was fun to watch them. I guess 2 would be that I wasn’t that motived, I did think about asking, but figured whatever it was wouldn’t be that interesting to me in the first place.

    That and it’s fun to speculate :D

  3. whoward65 on July 8th, 2008 @ 1:20 pm

    Up to 5 billion a year is stolen from nonprofit organizations worldwide. This may be a group sent out to plant trees, but pocketing the money.

    Did you report this to the police?

  4. affan on July 19th, 2008 @ 1:53 pm

    Apologies for dropping in… Jus very curious.. So did you report this?

  5. John Wilker (den_johnw) on July 20th, 2008 @ 3:11 pm


    Turns out, it was a music video. Hopefully not one about appreciating nature. LOL

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