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.