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Continued: Lileks: How to plant a tree in Minneapolis in 60 easy steps

  • Article by: JAMES LILEKS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 8, 2014 - 8:42 PM

So: two years ago when I made the request, the person who took my information was just nodding and browsing YouTube when I gave my particulars, thinking “I’ll remember that later,” and while she did write it down at some point, it resulted in Jim Lookus on the opposite side of town getting a tree for no reason, much to his confusion. But I didn’t order one. I just deliver them, pal, sign here. But I live in an apartment. Take it up with the Park Board, Mac. Here’s the number. Listen carefully, because the menu changed back in 1972.

Or someone in the Park Department fudged the records, marked the tree as planted, and sold it on Craigs­list. This made me consider buying my own tree from Craigslist, but you never know who you’re dealing with. It’s not like those online marketplaces where the sellers have ratings.

Did we get a tree? wife asked the next day. No, but look at this logo: eBay for Trees!

I have no idea why she was so unhappy.

jlileks@startribune.com • 612-673-7858

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