Trees vs. Houses – which side are you on?
Here’s a story from the Seattle Times about houses vs. trees – specifically, cutting and moving some street trees in order to move two old houses slated for demolition. In the photo from the paper is Jeff McChord of Nickel Brothers house movers. I’ve had the pleasure to work with Jeff on several house move projects, and find him to be truly interested in saving old homes from the wrecking ball and thus preserving a little more of our historical urban fabric. Yes, I’m a bit prejudiced here on the side of house moving, but not because it might land me a job… I think it’s an amazing opportunity in our throw-away society to save resources and community history at the same time. What do you think?