In 1970, Joni Mitchell released the timeless classic “Big Yellow Taxi,” with the famous words, “They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot.”
TREE MURDER SONG: pic.twitter.com/UG2ZIwwuTK
— nathalie graham (@gramsofgnats) February 12, 2020
Fifty years later, a new and improved version made its debut at the Seattle City Council’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, where a mob of tree-huggers sang their hearts out to implore officials to “pass the tree ordinance, now!”
Nathalie Graham posted a video of the group performing the “Tree Murder Song” during the public comment portion of Wednesday’s meeting.
“There’s an unwelcome sight in the neighborhood, a developer is being greedy,” a white hair woman led the chorus. “There’s a hole in the sky where a tree once stood.
“Such a lack of light and sound, all that’s left is bare money ground. A magnificent tree was murdered. The mighty dollar cut it down,” she continued.
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