Last Sunday I noticed a fresh stump surrounded by a pool of sawdust near the Netherlands Carillon. The next day I asked a park ranger about the stump. He said that the Park Service had cut down the tree because it was dead.
- How do you distinguish between the living and the dead?
- Judging by the stump, do you think that this tree was dead?
- Why is it necessary to cut down an allegedly dead tree in the middle of the park?