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New Orleans' Oak Trees Devastated (NPR Report)
NPR ^ | Sept 8, 2005 | NPR

Posted on 09/08/2005 6:40:35 AM PDT by plain talk

Part of New Orleans's southern charm comes from its green canopy of live oak trees. Many of those trees have been standing in water for more than a week, depriving their roots of oxygen.

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We haven't even recovered the bodies and yet NPR knew everyone was wondering about those old oak trees. They also mentioned in the report that no one is really there to check on the oak trees because they have evacuated.
1 posted on 09/08/2005 6:40:35 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

I suspect those trees have had their roots submerged before.


2 posted on 09/08/2005 6:42:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: plain talk

This is an outrage. Why are the oaks being ingored? George Bush doesn't like oak trees.


3 posted on 09/08/2005 6:42:33 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Warning.... Contents under pressure....If you don't like what I say, don't read it !)
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To: plain talk

Any idiot knows that a live oak takes longer than a few weeks to kill with water. I've seen them survive in ponds for 2 years before succumbing to water.


4 posted on 09/08/2005 6:44:26 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Warning.... Contents under pressure....If you don't like what I say, don't read it !)
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To: cripplecreek

Yep NPR, (Nazi Propaganda Radio), is full of expert opinions.


5 posted on 09/08/2005 6:45:39 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Warning.... Contents under pressure....If you don't like what I say, don't read it !)
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To: plain talk
New Orleans' Oak Trees Devastated

BUSH'S FAULT!

6 posted on 09/08/2005 6:45:41 AM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Are the oak trees black?


8 posted on 09/08/2005 6:47:38 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: plain talk
Oak trees?

CHAINSAW ! ! !

9 posted on 09/08/2005 6:48:12 AM PDT by Enterprise (When Rats govern they screw up and people die. Then, the Rats want to punch the President.)
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To: plain talk

This story should come as no surprise. Most liberal environmentalists value trees & animals more than human life.


10 posted on 09/08/2005 6:48:17 AM PDT by PilloryHillary
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To: frogjerk

What I want to know is why weren't these oak trees evacuated before the storm?


11 posted on 09/08/2005 6:48:31 AM PDT by ABG(anybody but Gore) (Unleash Karl Rove!!!)
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To: frogjerk

What about the Oak Tree museums?


12 posted on 09/08/2005 6:48:51 AM PDT by since1868 (Give to Operation Blessing.)
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To: plain talk

Have they asked why President Bush didn't evacuate the trees yet?


13 posted on 09/08/2005 6:49:49 AM PDT by weegee (The lesson from New Orleans? Smart Growth kills. You can't evacuate dense populations easily.)
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)
What I want to know is why weren't these oak trees evacuated before the storm?

Don't know, but some may make nice utility poles. And there's probably a big need for those right now.

14 posted on 09/08/2005 6:50:27 AM PDT by meyer (Eastern Tennessee)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
George Bush doesn't like oak trees.

Not only that, he's ordered that only the white birch trees be pruned and fed. It's just despicable.

15 posted on 09/08/2005 6:50:29 AM PDT by ShadowDancer (Stupid people make my brain sad.)
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To: since1868

Morris Day will make a come back singing his famous hit, "Oak Tree."


16 posted on 09/08/2005 6:51:10 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (Back then they didn't want me, now I'm hot and they all on me.)
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To: PilloryHillary

Forget the dead human beings...WHERE IS SNOWBALL THE DOG?


17 posted on 09/08/2005 6:51:22 AM PDT by SerpentDove ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." - Proverbs 29:18)
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To: plain talk
There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees
For the Maples want more sunlight
And the Oaks ignore their pleas.
18 posted on 09/08/2005 6:51:51 AM PDT by freebird5850 ("Tell the truth, there's less to remember!")
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To: clee1

These are Live Oaks. Black Oaks are a different tree.


19 posted on 09/08/2005 6:53:21 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Warning.... Contents under pressure....If you don't like what I say, don't read it !)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

LOL!!


20 posted on 09/08/2005 6:53:21 AM PDT by cwiz24 (I worked very hard on this tagline.)
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To: meyer

Too short for utility poles. They will make nice furniture though.


21 posted on 09/08/2005 6:54:34 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Warning.... Contents under pressure....If you don't like what I say, don't read it !)
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To: ShadowDancer

He ordered the troops into New Orleans to shoot the live oaks.


22 posted on 09/08/2005 6:55:17 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Warning.... Contents under pressure....If you don't like what I say, don't read it !)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Ahhh.

Then, according to the leftists and race pimps, Bush ought to love 'em. Dey bees homies.


23 posted on 09/08/2005 6:56:52 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
I've seen them survive in ponds for 2 years before succumbing to water.

Of course this water is slightly more toxic. A good dose of the wrong toxin could certainly speed up the process.

24 posted on 09/08/2005 6:59:03 AM PDT by IamConservative (The true character of a man is revealed in what he does when no one is looking.)
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To: cwiz24

Couldn't help myself.

In other news, Celine Dione is quoted as saying "These trees aren't wet. Some of these trees are so dry that they have never touched water before. Can't we let them touch the water just once!"


25 posted on 09/08/2005 7:00:31 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Warning.... Contents under pressure....If you don't like what I say, don't read it !)
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To: clee1

Dick Cheney is awarding the tree removal project to Haliburton.


26 posted on 09/08/2005 7:02:13 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Warning.... Contents under pressure....If you don't like what I say, don't read it !)
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To: IamConservative

Actually the sewer/bacteria won't harm the trees over a short period of exposure. Oil of gas or other chemicals could be another story. Live oaks are tough trees.


27 posted on 09/08/2005 7:04:23 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Warning.... Contents under pressure....If you don't like what I say, don't read it !)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

It's amazing that a LOWLAND COASTAL species can't survive having it's roots submerged for a few weeks.


28 posted on 09/08/2005 7:05:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

GW wants all oak trees to die. They probably vote Democrat.*~*.


29 posted on 09/08/2005 7:05:43 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: plain talk
Thousands of people dead... and they're worried about oak trees.

Yep, liberals care. They *really* do.

30 posted on 09/08/2005 7:08:19 AM PDT by laz (They can bus 'em to the polls, but they can't bus 'em out of the path of a Cat 5 hurricane.)
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To: cripplecreek

Not only is it amazing. It is incorrect ; )


31 posted on 09/08/2005 7:08:21 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Warning.... Contents under pressure....If you don't like what I say, don't read it !)
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To: Dawgreg

The live oak gangs would be causing more trouble but they move so slowly


32 posted on 09/08/2005 7:09:03 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Warning.... Contents under pressure....If you don't like what I say, don't read it !)
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To: plain talk
a club with over 5000 members, all but one are trees...the bylaws of the society permit one human member

If a club with one human member drops dead in the woods, do the trees hear the sound?

the president of the live oak society...is a tree

Al Gore?

I was going to say that these people are just unbelievable, but I remembered that we're talking about moonbats.

34 posted on 09/08/2005 7:10:12 AM PDT by benjaminjjones
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To: plain talk

Two words: Bush's Fault!


35 posted on 09/08/2005 7:10:28 AM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: plain talk

Hey, now we know why OwlGore was in the area!


36 posted on 09/08/2005 7:10:50 AM PDT by laz (They can bus 'em to the polls, but they can't bus 'em out of the path of a Cat 5 hurricane.)
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I say we send in the Oak Ridge Boys to straighten out this problem.


38 posted on 09/08/2005 7:14:56 AM PDT by Rocket1968 (Durbin must resign - NOW!)
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To: NudistFReeperDad

; )


39 posted on 09/08/2005 7:17:03 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Warning.... Contents under pressure....If you don't like what I say, don't read it !)
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To: freebird5850

I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing

I saw in Louisiana a live-oak growing,
All alone stood it and the moss hung down from the branches,
Without any companion it stood there uttering joyous leaves of dark green,
And its look, rude, unbending, lusty, made me think of myself,
But I wondered how it could utter joyous leaves standing alone there
without its friend near, for I knew I could not,
And I broke off a twig with a certain number of leaves upon it,
and twined around it a little moss,
And brought it away, and I have placed it in sight in my room,
It is not needed to remind me as of my own dear friends,
(For I believe lately I think of little else than of them,)
Yet it remains to me a curious token, it makes me think of manly love;
For all that, and though the live-oak glistens there in Louisiana
solitary in a wide flat space,
Uttering joyous leaves all its life without a friend or lover near,
I know very well I could not.

-- Walt Whitman


40 posted on 09/08/2005 7:20:35 AM PDT by Rakkasan1 (DON'T BICKER, DRINK LIQUOR-DON'T THINK, JUST DRINK.)
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To: plain talk

Although live oaks like their roots drier than cypress, they normally grow just above the wet stuff. In fact, one ways of knowing what the historial high land in NO was is look for the old, old oaks, like in City Park at the Dueling Oaks for instance.

Those trees might have been underwater briefly, but they aren't now.

Anyway, I suspect any trees able to grow next to wetlands can deal with getting wet from time to time.


41 posted on 09/08/2005 7:21:42 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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depriving their roots of oxygen.

Somebody ought to stop NPR's 02........

42 posted on 09/08/2005 7:22:37 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Long DESC)
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To: Rocket1968


Go, Jim Dandy!
43 posted on 09/08/2005 7:24:17 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Proud member of the 21st century Christian Crusaders)
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)

44 posted on 09/08/2005 7:32:44 AM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: plain talk

That darn Bush! He did it! (liberals screaming at the top of their lungs)...IT'S BUSH'S FAULT!!


45 posted on 09/08/2005 8:12:24 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: plain talk

Like oak trees falling over is paramount to the issues at hand. NPR at their leftist best...


46 posted on 09/08/2005 8:12:44 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

LOL!


47 posted on 09/08/2005 8:52:37 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Dawgreg

The White Oaks were all evacuated.


48 posted on 09/08/2005 8:55:44 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Warning.... Contents under pressure....If you don't like what I say, don't read it !)
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Cut it out CG! I'm dyin' here! ROTFL! Recon' they'll replace the lost oaks with Black Walnut trees?


49 posted on 09/08/2005 8:59:05 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Dawgreg

Some men see a dead oak. I see a coffee table!


50 posted on 09/08/2005 9:02:33 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Warning.... Contents under pressure....If you don't like what I say, don't read it !)
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