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Trees don't need warning labels. Adults need to relax.

Trees don't need warning labels. Adults need to relax.

Controversy has erupted over the fate of a tree at Regina Beach , in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. A child fell out of the tree and broke a leg, and now the municipal maintenance crew has announced its intention to cut down the tree – for ‘safety reasons.’ This decision follows a ‘risk assessment’ completed by Saskatchewan Parks that obviously deemed the tree a safety hazard. This news has not gone over well with the nearby residents of Regina Beach. Last week a group of 40 people gathered around the tree to prevent crews from cutting it down. They succeeded temporarily, but the group fears the crews will return, which is why they might take round-the-clock shifts to ensure it doesn’t happen when protesters are not there. I’m no stranger to this twisted perception of trees as Whomping Willows out to get vulnerable little children that many Canadian municipal autho...

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