My associate Mackensy Lunsford pointed out to me a horrific sight on our bagel run last Monday morning. Thousands…no, millions…of little white aphidy-like bugs were crawling all over the maple trees just down from the Walnut Street entrance of the Rankin Street Parking Deck; I alerted the city through the Twitter immediately but never heard back. Today, a week later, I went to see if there was any progress. The little bug-things have metamorphosized into little booger-like blobs that aren’t moving. This can’t be good for the trees.
In a city that’s so obsessed about going green, it seems a shame that we can’t take care of the green we got.