21 March 2013

Verdict is in!

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.

Rescued tree


20 comments:

  1. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. YAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! Happy dance!

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  2. Tillykke to all you campaigners, a huge victory for common sense!

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    1. It is odd you can get such a high from preserving something that you have always been taking for granted. :-)

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  3. yeeeehaaaaaaa!!! xxx mare

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  4. Brava, Sandra! You rock!

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    1. :-) We rock together. We are a band, haha.

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  5. Only because of YOU, this happened. I come by here every day. How sad it would have been had you not started the campaign. Hurrah!!!!!!!!

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    1. It is almost unreal to know I had something to do with it. But if they had not meant so much to so many people, this might not have been the outcome. They underestimate us, and how much the trees and scattered little patches of green means to us.

      Oh, this is just so good.

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    1. Yes, it is. And thank you. :-)

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  7. That is awesome news, Sandra! So happy for you (and the bunkers)! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Celena, and big hugs to you too!

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  8. det bliver en god uge: solen skinner og det første blognyt jeg læser er denne fantastiske nyhed!!! SÅ glad og faktisk lidt rørt<3<3<3
    kh muttilove<3

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    1. Åh ja, det er nemlig verdens bedste nyhed! Det vil ligesom ikke sive helt ind, måske det kommer en dag. :-)

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  9. Awesome!

    You deserve a hug as much as the tree! We'll all enjoy these trees and their shadow when summer will be too hot, and yes, it will (being optimistic, oh so optimistic).

    Thanks so much to you and all volunteers to the campaign!
    Cheers

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    1. We should have a celebratory picnic under them, come summer. :-)

      (optimism is good)

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