My photograph uses the actual wedge removed from this living pecan tree. Developer trespasses an illegally cuts most of the East Dallas Community Gardens 75-year-old state of Texas tree, pecan. A month later, they return and rip the rest of the tree from underneath property line fence, roots and stump hacked up, and bulldozer buries all evidence in a deep hole in the back of the developer's property.
Zip code 75204, 2018, 24" x 36"/60.96cm x 91.44cm
It wouldn't be the last time that someone illegally cut up pieces from the neighborhood park's 88-year-old living pecan tree. Each time the tree sustains significant damage, but still, it continues to thrive. When vandals damage this one pecan tree, neighbors gather around it and share stories about the tree's importance to their family. The vandals were charged with a felony since the tree's appraised at $10,000.