Killing trees

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At Kungsholmen in Stockholm, along the quay at Norr Mälarstrand, someone has taken to extreme gardening. Several willow trees along the water are slowly dying from poison injected into drilled holes in their trunks.

I know – my ears fell off too, when I heard it.

Now the whole city is whispering about the buildings facing the embankment, thinking that someone living there must have done it, to get a better view over the water. Apparently this is not the first time this has happened. I did a search on some Swedish newspapers’ websites, and people are killing trees here and there, both in Stockholm and other cities, just to better the view from their windows. The funny thing is, it always seems to happen very close to the really expensive apartments and villas. Some just can´t get enough…

I would not want to be the next person in one of these buildings trying to sell an apartment facing the water – oh, the suspicion and the gossip…

19,5 x 17 cm, Namiki-Falcon with Platinum Carbon black ink and watercolours on 300 g Arches Satinée watercolour paper.

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