On the west side of the Silver Lake Reservoir, a woman yelled from her car window at another woman taking a photograph of an autumnal-hued bloomer. The yellee recalled the exchange in a blog post on Monday.
"Don’t even think about planting one of those … they’re so messy."
I commented on how beautiful it was, and asked her what kind of tree it was.
"It’s a pain in the ass!" she replied, and she drove off.
Is the Chinese Flame Tree the "Worst Tree" ever planted? This person says yes.
How does a tree inspire enough venom to carry out a drive-by yelling? Please tell us.
Tree enthusiasts and victims are encouraged to speak up and shed some shade on the issue. Have you been traumatized by a tree?