Some people down the street began construction on a new house. Here in Mexico, if you aren't familiar with it, almost all homes are built behind walls. Everybody lives behind a wall. There was a line of nice cedar trees planted down the edge of the sidewalk -- public property -- but they interfered with the new home construction. Or better, they interfered with the construction of the wall which would surround the property.
So, as is quite common here, the people simply cut down 3 of the cedars. Again, publicly owned trees on public property. However, as I was astonished to see, even with no rain since October, the cedars are pulling a Lazarus.
I don't know how this is possible with almost no water whatsoever. The people left only 3 stumps, all about a meter high. And from those three stumps are sprouting new cedar branches.
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