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Old 04-25-2008, 05:31 PM   #1
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U2 bring death to trees

It's official

First there was the Joshua Tree.

Then the tree on One Tree Hill got cut down in a protest.

Now the Larry Tree has gone

It's not a good thing to be a tree associated with U2


Can we post some pics of U2 with healthy, living tree's in the background in memory of the 'fallen brothers'???





RIP Larry Tree

P.S. The Larry Tree is the tree we stood under when Larry came out to talk to us.....
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They are always chopping down trees around here (not U2's fault tho, I don't think) and it always makes me sad.
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Awe why did they cut it down? BTW, love your shirt gluey, just my style.
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Aww, Gluey, Slopsy, Effanbee - that's such a cute pic! At least you have the memories and the pics of the Larry Tree...and the event that occured near it
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Nice picture Gluey! The 3 of you have that U2 glow!

Why did they cut down that beautiful glorious tree?
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Well we all know what happened to the Joshua Tree, it got struck by lightning! And as for the One Tree Hill tree, isn't there a long history with this particular tree of being attacked in protest, i.e. not connected with U2 at all?!

Here's a pic of One tree Hill taken by a pen pal of mine, who lives in Auckland, sent me before it was attacked by Maori's protesters once in 1994 and second time in 2000. The second attack damaged the tree so badly, that it had to be cut down coz the tree was unable to recover and was removed due to the risk of it dying and falling down.



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It's ok, I know none of it is U2's fault, but the latest tree had me 'pining' for tree photos......

here's the latest pics of One tree Hill.......or should I say None Tree Hill.....



and here's the remains of the tree

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U2's Joshua Tree, 3 months ago



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I never realised that even though it's dead it's still there to be seen!
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Really? It's sort of a U2 shrine now... sounds kinda silly i know but it's a very moving place to visit. And it's beautiful there.
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I knew people went there, but obviously never read into it properly. I just thought they went to the location, and didn't twig that the actual trees remains were there....
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It's ok gluey, come out of that box!

It really is an amazing place to visit.

Sorry about your larry tree
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I still can't believe our tree is GONE!!!
Yes, it's official. U2 = death to trees. Not fair!
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That'd be awesome. "Environmentally friendly band U2 curses trees they're associated with"


*edit*


That'd be the by-line of course.

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Oh, the passing of all these trees is hearbreaking
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Wow, the latest picture of the Joshua Tree looks like people are chipping off pieces of the bark around the trunk to take home with them. That's really sad.
I don't know why I feel like that is offensive, but I understand the need too.
I found this youtube video a while back and posted in the EYKIW forum a long time ago...but if you look at the tree in the video and compare with the gorgeous black and white picture above that comet posted you can see where people have chipped off the bark on the trunk.
This is an interesting vid if you haven't seen it yet. It's gotta be one of the most spiriutal journeys for a U2 fan to make. I need to make this quest also!
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It was a very spiritual quest! Even if you are not a religious person, there is so much emotion involved. About the bark, it could be that people may take some, but there was also alot of it just laying on the ground and in the surrounding dirt everywhere. The bark is surely falling off naturally mostly I think.
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It was a very spiritual quest! Even if you are not a religious person, there is so much emotion involved. About the bark, it could be that people may take some, but there was also alot of it just laying on the ground and in the surrounding dirt everywhere. The bark is surely falling off naturally mostly I think.
Oh good! I noticed it right off the bat in your beautiful picture
( the bark)!
I am just happy that most of it is still there.
People seem respectful which is great, since it's like a shrine to us!
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Oh good! I noticed it right off the bat in your beautiful picture
( the bark)!
I am just happy that most of it is still there.
People seem respectful which is great, since it's like a shrine to us!
I hope it's mostly by natural causes anyway... I hadn't really thought about the fact that it could be being removed
Thanks about the b&w photo, that one was taken by my daughter.
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Poor JT and poor One Tree Hill and Larry tree.

At least you have the memories Gluey.
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