According to a report from The Commercial Appeal, a recent storm left at least one Elm down in a private driveway near Forest Hill-Irene Road in Germantown. The situation was so dire Howard Klink, a 48-year-old "landscapist" with Woodland Tree Service was called in to clear the debris.
“I’ve worked outside all my life, so it’s just second nature," Klink was quoted as saying.
"Tree service responds to fallen elm," by an uncredited reporter, is tree service reporting at its finest, you'll want to read every word. And there aren't that many, really.
In the 14 years I've been the Flyer editor, I've gotten lots of hate mail. It mostly used to come in envelopes filled with pages of scrawled handwriting. I read them and put them in the wastebasket, chalking it up as a natural by-product of writing for a liberal paper in the conservative South. Lately, the angry folks have switched to email, and it comes in waves ...