Remember August last year, when the city of Copenhagen got ready to demolish forty WW2 bunkers? Including the ones on the bridge corners, standing to cost us all the big old trees? It was so close, by September they were scheduled to be removed, to make room for flat lawns and twiggy replacement trees, as someone in the city administration believed this was a better way to utilise the area.
We made noise, the media picked up on it, and with that the demolition was postponed and the local councils were consulted. They asked us, and an overwhelming nine out of ten voted to keep the bunkers. Since that we have been waiting for the final decision, and now it is here: we won!
Yesterday I stopped by one of the old bunker trees and released it of its "endangered tree" banner. I had my first real tree hug, took an evening swing and tried to let it sink in how close we came to losing them all, and how they are all here because of our actions. It just makes my heart swell.
Links to the bunker posts in chronological order:
And today we won. But we will keep an eye on the bunkers anyway, just to be safe.
I am so happy.