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Gale force

Call me a dreamer. Give me trees.

Chicken Corner is amused that today's Los Angeles Times column titled "Lessons of 'Arbogeddon'" was written by someone named Gale, as in Gale Holland, whose concept of the urban forest in Los Angeles was whipped to bits in the recent 'Big Blow' -- or gale force winds -- we're all busy forgetting. Before I start picking at Gale's argument, I should disclaim: I have known Gale Holland for several years and like her quite a bit; she is middle old-guard Echo Park. But I think her call to completely rethink our commitment to trees in Los Angeles needs to settle and then reassemble.

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