Tuesday, October 3, 2017

“Tree Board Switches to Gumbo Limbo!” Remember this exciting news from our little City of Lake Worth?

“If we want to have a world-class city, let’s have a world-class tree.”

Quote. Chair of Lake Worth Tree Board,
February 2015
(see tabloid article below).

If you haven’t heard, the Gumbo Limbo tree in our City’s Cultural Plaza was pushed over by Hurricane Irma as were many trees not of the palm variety. However, many people think a Gumbo Limbo was a poor choice for that location in the first place and are wondering once again, “Right Tree, Right Place”?

Wouldn’t now be a good time to try and find a Green Buttonwood, one of the other options back in 2015? Would a Green Buttonwood be the “Right Tree” in the “Right Place” or would another type of tree be better?

The tabloid article, “Tree Board Switches to Gumbo Limbo!” is below and Thank You for visiting today.

Do you remember that former silly tabloid that
littered our City 2½ years ago?*
“1 Year Subscription: Only $39!” But that tabloid was FREE, delivered for FREE (to select neighborhoods in the City) and shut down
after just 4 months.

Note wording on tabloid’s masthead: “Domine, ut videam” [Latin, “Lord, I want to see”].

A lot of people in the City of Lake Worth were praying for that day to come in early 2015 when the tabloid ‘editor’ would learn “to see”. For #1 in this series of excerpts from the “Worst Local Newspaper Ever” use this link. An excerpt:

“It’s a big deal for us,” said Laurel Decker, who filed suit against the city in 2013 . . . “We’d like to get the dais back, and get the city moving forward again.”

From Friday, February 27th, 2015, Volume 1,†
Issue 7, page 3, an article from the archives‡
“Tree Board Switches to Gumbo Limbo!”:

The city’s Tree Board has made a change, dropping plans for a green buttonwood to be planted in the Cultural Plaza in place of the ficus that was removed by city workers over two years ago [2013].
     They’re now going to look for a gumbo limbo.
     Tree Board chair Richard Stowe told the mayor and commissioners this month that he and David McGrew, the city’s horticulturist,§ had asked the board to come up with an alternative to the green buttonwood, as the city had been having trouble finding a green buttonwood the right size for the space, despite enlisting the help of local nurseries.
     The board chose a gumbo limbo.
     Stowe said the goal is to find not just any gumbo limbo tree, but one with character.
     “If we want to have a world-class city, let’s have a world-class tree,” he said.

Do you have any of those old tabloids left over from the
March 2015 election cycle?

 Click on image to enlarge:
Publix was first puzzled by the drop in sales of Windex® in early 2015. To clean windows with vinegar use 2 cups of water, ¼ cup of vinegar,
and ½ teaspoon of liquid detergent.

Footnote section:

*The “Premiere Issue!” of that tabloid first appeared on January 16th, 2015, with the headline, “Gallery Owner Pitches ‘Art Ship’ for Lake Worth’s Waterfront”.
There wasn’t another volume to follow. The tabloid failed from little advertising even though it was given away for FREE. Downtown littering became a big problem throughout the City following this tabloid’s release.
Several archival collections remain — separate from and not to be confused with The Lake Worth Herald — the City’s oldest business, “Established in 1912”.
§Please note: The City’s 13th Annual Tree Festival is on Saturday, February 17th, 2018. For any questions contact Dave McGrew at 561-586-1677 or by email: dmcgrew@lakeworth.org
Vinegar is a liquid consisting of about 5–20% acetic acid (CH3COOH), water, and other trace chemicals, which may include flavorings.” 
     Warning: For cleaning windows don’t use products containing sun-ripened grain, lemon pepper, or dried dill.