Remember the vintage ironing board propped against the sycamore tree? Saw this sign today that the sycamore is slated for execution. It has canker disease and the sign says it is dying. I had a sister tree in front of my house and it’s been gone about 8 years. A magnificent canopy. This tree must be close to 100 years old. Our street used to be tree-lined. The euphemisms of our language, like “putting a dog to sleep”? When they say retiring they are cutting it down and turning it into wood chips or something.