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  •  Cf. Tree that owns itself (6+ / 0-)

    In Clarke County, GA, the City of Athens, there is a local landmark on Hull Street. It is the tree that owns itself.

    The city was paving the streets, and thus were widening, but one property owner loved this tree he had in his front yard and did not want the city to knock it down. He knew that his children would sell to the city, or at least stop fighting, and so, before he died, he re-parceled his lot and left his house and land to his children, but the plot of land the tree occupied and all soil in an 8' radius of the tree he left to the tree itself.

    The tree was thus manumitted.

    It cannot be sold without its own permission.

    Now, I assume that the town could have knocked it over and waited for its acorns to seek redress, but they respected the novelty of the move, at least. Hull Street is still cobble stone after the tree.

    Now, I suspect that the lawyers involved are full o' lard, as you at least have a right to see where "private" means "excluding grubby unwashed." After all, how many people does it take to be "public?"

    How many visitors? Is a party next door a public park, because they rented the joint and didn't send out invites?

    This seems. . . really weird.

    People complain about dirt, but I'd like to see them make some.

    by The Geogre on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:40:58 AM PST

    •  The lawyer is stretching to earn his fee. (2+ / 0-)
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      The Geogre, freerad

      He's working for a firm that identifies itself as being made up of "corporate lawyers." One suspects that billable hours are shrinking in a state that had more bank failures than any other.
      There are three houses. Two have been bought in the last three months: one by a golf pro and the other by a manager at a chemical plant. The third house seems to be a vacation house for the family of a doctor who surprised everyone by committing suicide. For that matter, the oldest house, built in 1990 was on the market for a very long time because the elderly previous owners got stuck in the elevator on their way up to bed and died of heat exposure because the elevator was on the sunny side of the house.

      No gilt by association to be had here, but the new owners probably don't know that.

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 06:09:12 AM PST

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