Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Preservationism in our own backyard.

Here's an interesting little clip on the Redbud Woods controversy at Cornell:

And even a wikipedia article:

"The Redbud Woods controversy was a dispute between protesters and the administration of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York over the demolition of a patch of woodlands known as the "Redbud Woods." The area received this name because of the many Redbud trees that grew there and whose blossoms gave the woods a pink tint in the springtime. The website of Cornell University Planatations contained, on September 23, 2005, a description of the woods, and used the name Redbud Woods, so it had some official status at Cornell under this name."

And the protest website:

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