|Half of an old Oak fell in the cemetery (August 1st, afternoon)
Yesterday evening, crews were wrapping up after removing the branches and piecing up the trunk.
|Most of it cut up and removed (August 3rd, evening)
|It missed James Davidson! (the 3rd)
|But it took out Simeon Bartlett
at some point (the 3rd)
|But on August 1st, the Bartlett monument was upright
(Bartlett in front, Davidson behind)
As we debate a connection through one or the other cemetery, and some people fret about vandalism or extra wear-and-tear from additional people walking through the cemetery, we should give more visibility to existing sources and causes of cemetery damage. I believe harms that are not intentional vandalism are currently under-reported, and this is a convenient part of the rhetorical maneuver to focus on the fear of new damage and minimize what damage is already occurring.