Dear California Trees,
When are you going to stand up and take some responsibility for all the damage you do to this state?
It’s not only the blue-purple blossoms that you jacarandas use to stain Californians’ cars, or the colonies of disease-carrying rats that you palms harbor, or even the roots you magnolias use to keep messing up the sidewalks on my street. It’s not even that your out-of-control-fires foul California’s air, destroy homes, and drain the state budget.
No, what most upsets me is that, instead of being accountable for the trouble …