|One of the challenges in Guerilla Gardening is low fertility. This crab-apple twig is thinner than a man's pinky finger and I count eight, annual growth rings.
|The community garden is in the upper, right corner of the image.
In the morning, I zipped over to a park near her house. The west side of the park borders a railway spur. The park also hosts a community garden. I thought the gardeners might enjoy my upgrading some of the trees near their garden.
Birds planted crab-apple seedlings and Calleryana Pear seedlings. I decided to do a little bit of grafting.
|These are in the southwest corner of the park behind one of the ball diamonds. All told, I grafted about ten trees.
I remember thinking as I grafted these pears "This is really stupid. Why should I care more than the people who live next to this park?"
I grafted them anyway.
The event that triggered that thought was Cuomo demanding that the Federal Government...meaning people like you and me and our grandchildren...bail out New York State's finances.
Like most "Blue" states, New York piled up un-funded pension obligations and now they want us to step beneath the falling piano.
They did not care enough to fund those obligations. Why should I care more than they did?
|Close-up of grafted side branch. Note that I used masking tape to pull it into a more upright position.
|I did not mark this one with surveyor's tape.
In a different location