Letter: Killing trees no way to grow garden

Dear Editor,

Re: “Park trees slated for removal,” News, Oct. 9

article continues below

Traditionally, the first principle of creating a Japanese garden is: work with what you have.

Seems to me that the removal of existing trees in Steveston Town Square Park to make way for the installment of a Japanese style garden is a decision made by people who have little or no knowledge of the complex of aesthetics and principles that are inherent to authentic Japanese garden design.

Every detail and element of a Japanese garden is intended to symbolize some aspect of the life cycle and it’s unfortunate that the planners of this garden apparently intend to begin the representation of that cycle with an act of death and destruction — an act that will imbue the garden with the wrong kind of spirit and symbolism.

Work with what you have! How hard is it to grasp that principle?

Ray Arnold

Richmond

Read Related Topics

© 2018 Richmond News

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Richmond News welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Firefighting services in Richmond POLL

Do you support a tax increase to hire more firefighters in Richmond?

or  view results

Popular Letters