The Eight Trees In Fade Street


Early June, 2018

This evening

Fade Street, Dublin 2.

Sauvingon Blanc writes:

Because nobody has watered these trees during the heatwave, they would now appear to be dead. Can they be saved or is it too late?


39 thoughts on “The Eight Trees In Fade Street

  1. George

    Probably would have survived if they were planted in the ground like normal trees but DCC don’t have the time to dig holes anymore.

    1. scoops yeah?

      The roots of trees planted in the ground lift paving slabs and people trip on them and sue the council.

      1. george

        There are plenty of them around Dublin and in every city I’ve ever been to. Just an excuse for laziness.

    2. bennny

      Lots to be said for plastic trees
      But seriously when they planted these could they not foresee the maintenance problems
      Another example of public sector waste

  2. Sheik Yahbouti

    Going by appearances, as a keen gardener, I can tell you that these poor trees are dead. DCC have no clue about how to organize ANYTHING in this City.

  3. Gabby

    Why didn’t business managers on that street not water the trees themselves? If I have a footpath, I clean it.

  4. Jake38

    No time for tree husbandry. Shinner lord mayor too busy with all the travel to Palestine

    1. johnny

      what is ” tree husbandry”-is that a brit or a yiddish term,husbandry refers to the breeding and raising of farm animals like on a kibbutz in the occupied territory.
      it was a conf acknowledging East Jerusalem is the designated capital of Palestine under the two-state solution,which clearly upset you, a lot,why ?
      peace love and understanding,which i practice,involves NOT engaging with bigots,biased, and prejudiced idiots,but seriously the dead tress even for you is clutching at straws,still using any excuse to spread lies,misinformation and distrust.

      ps Coveney on his recent middle east trip met with the Palestinian Authority !

        1. johnny

          it address engaging with :)
          but i have a few minutes………..
          wut wut?
          Tree Husbandry ?

          1. Rob_G

            Okeeeey – though I kind of fail to see what any of the above has to do with those trees in particular, or this current heatwave in general.

          2. johnny

            ah congrats Rob on your new position as moderator,perhaps take it up with Jake,who’s sole role/purpose (paid?) on here,is at even the slightest opportunity have a go at SF-apols for bringing some balance,I’m well aware your own old fashioned,
            1980’s era,outdataed views,almost time for your nap….:)

          3. Rob_G

            now now – I also happen to think that the DCC and Lord Mayor’s time would be better spent on solving the homeless crisis rather than on resolutions relating to flying Catalonian and/or Palestinian flags over city hall, or the eurovision, or anything else outside of DCC’s domain, you don’t have to be some dyed-in-the-wool Zionist to think that.

          4. johnny

            you have a vote use it-or is democracy Ireland style 1980’s with Section 31,when the shinners were kept in their place,more your cup tea old man,how’s the gardening :)

          5. Rob_G

            Well, I prefer my TDs to decide international policy, and I prefer my councillers to decide by local govt policies. I would be annoyed if the TDs were going outside their remit to decide local govt policies; similarly, I think is strange that local government reps are trying to decide international policies rather than spend their time to the things they were actually elected to do.

            I am puzzled by your ‘old man’ comment, given that I am at least 10 years younger than you.

          6. johnny

            thanks for sharing your views in such detail……………zzzzzzzz
            your entitled to them and by all means vote accordingly,given the millions and millions currently getting wasted in New York on a rather quixotic quest,personally id prefer that money spent on the homeless,but its a democracy and if FG want make complete idiots of themselves with U2 so be it !
            the age thing,your views appear so outdated,but especially this fecking stalking,its like getting chased by an oul fella ! !

          7. Rob_G

            Well actually you posed a question, and I answered it, but by all means do go off on another tangent that is nothing do with either the first tangent or the article.

          8. johnny

            Rob-I responded to Jake-then you once again like on many other treads you wadded in-is Jake your alter ego or something-bored see ya.

      1. bennny

        Actually Google the meaning of Jerusalem and where the name comes from
        Jerusalem is the capital of Israel
        It has been before the new testament before Christ was born
        First mention was in the book of Joshua
        So how can a Muslim state call their capital a Jewish name
        The only reference to other religions in the definition of Jerusalem is through pilgrimages by Muslims and Christians
        By the way its an apt streets name for dead trees
        Fade street home of fading greenery

        1. johnny

          Benny man,i admire your tenacity but unfortunately the UN/EU/World community doesn’t share your views,but on the brighter side the ‘capital’ of Israel now has two embassies wow !
          Which makes further discussion on this moot.

          1. denny

            So the UN do not recognise the Jewish state
            Maybe you would love the Dallas version when hummus wake up to find bibi was taking a shower and they were back in the ottoman empire

  5. Daisy Chainsaw

    They’re not trees anymore, they’re plants. In those kind of boxes, they may as well be plastic. If the boxes are going to double as “anti terrorist” obstacles, could they not have planted the trees in the ground and put a bottomless barrier around them?

  6. The Dude

    It appears there are 3 different parties that each had an interest in maintaining (i.e. watering) these trees:

    – Dublin City Council (possibly the Parks Department)
    – Dublin Town (who levy an additional mandatory 5% on commercial rates on businesses within this area, for purposes of implementing the Business Improvement District scheme)
    – The shops, restaurants, bars, and other commercial interests along Fade Street

    Nonetheless, the trees are apparently dead. Hats off all round folks.

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      ‘Is metabolic processes are now ‘istory! ‘E’s off the twig! ‘E’s kicked the bucket, ‘e’s shuffled off ‘is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisible!! THIS IS AN EX-TREE!!

  7. Termagant

    I once had a little bonsai tree that appeared to be dead. It was my ma’s, and I confiscated it from her on the grounds of – I gave you this tree and it now appears to be dead. So I put it in the right amount of sun, gave it some water and some feed, and wouldn’t you know it it wasn’t dead at all, started growing all manner of leaves and things. So what I’m saying is, I’m no fancy tree lawyer, but maybe just splash a bit of water on them now, might be fine.

  8. Jonjo

    I don’t think they’re dead. Trees hold a lot of water in their trunks. They may have withdrawn the water form their leaves though for self preservation.

    Anyway, they have been watered!! DCC lads out this morning with a tanker of canal water.

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