We watched it grow. This summer it was a run-of-the-mill weed struggling in the gutter. Topping out at close to four feet, thanks to a mild winter, it became a true survivor. Folks I know hung decorations on it. But, as Ash is a busy street, the decorations blew off. Tinsel didn't. Coming to work, my headlights would reflect cheerily off its boughs. Unfortunately we tipped the balance of nature. The tinsel made it noticed - created some value and just like that it was gone. Is there a Hallmark Christmas Special in this? Let's get Wilford Brimley back to work!