Damn Those Japanese Beetles!

I love trees, so when I heard about the death of a 260-year-old tree here in town, I just wanted to cry.

The oldest tree in Evanston (it pre-dates the Civil War!) and one of hundreds of beautiful elm trees, has succumbed to Dutch Elm disease and has to be cut down. At this rate, added to the loss of trees in recent years past, Evanston will have to change its moniker of “The City of Trees” to “The City of Tree Stumps.” Read the obituary notice here.

One thought on “Damn Those Japanese Beetles!

  1. :::sob::: I was born in Evanston, and returned to attend Northwestern for my undergrad. I can’t believe the trees are going! It just makes me sick…

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