As an economic naturalist I often wonder about the economic forces that have lead to come observable outcome. One such phenomenon which I have always wondered about are street trees: for what reason do wealthier neighborhoods of similar vintage have an amazing canopy of giant trees while more modest neighborhoods do not?
One only has to walk from, say, Buckman to Laurelhurst or Westmoreland to Eastmoreland to observe this phenomenon. I am sure the answer is pretty simple, but nothing obvious comes to mind without some objection from the recesses of my mind.
So, were trees that expensive back when the neighborhoods were built? Is it the difference in proper tree maintenance over the years? Some other reason? What?
I leave it to you, dear readers, to set me straight...