Trees Forced To Get Permits To Die

| July 12, 2010
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In an incredible example of bureaucracy run amok, three elderly trees in Annapolis have been denied the right to die a peaceful death all because they do not have the proper permits.

Yes, you read that right. And if you want substantiation, you can read the sad truth here. Three trees who have served the City well are old, tired and really just want to lay down and die–perhaps to provide some warmth to some people as firewood this coming winter.

But it seems that no one bothered to let these trees know that the City and the City’s Historic Preservation Commission must approve of the death and issue the proper permits to die.

Has government intervention really gotten this out of hand? According to the photos in The Capital, it appears that since the trees learned they needed to apply for Death Permits in advance, they have secured the applications and are displaying them on their exterior.

A meeting will be held soon to determine the fate of these trees. Stay tuned.

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  • http://www.christscloset.org Barbara

    Amazing…they have nothing better to do. If the tree is dead it’s dead.. why the hell does it need a permit?? Run amok is one thing, but that is a total waste of money and resources that could definitely be better used somewhere else.

  • Eddie Money

    This is what government is forced to do when it can’t raise taxes. Look for more of this from “tax-averse” Anne Arundel County as well.