(Photo by Matt Roth)
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Jay Lazar drinks a beer while watering his new sweet gum tree outside his Hampden home with his five-month-old Mazen Thursday, May 26, 2011. When Jay and his wife Tammy Beckman moved in their Hampden rowhome seven years ago, they agreed a tree in front of their home would be nice. So, Jay wrote Baltimore City’s head arborist and after arriving (weirdly in the off season), they soon realized it harbored a potentially contagious pest. In true municipal speed, the tree was removed two-years later. Still wanting a tree, they requested another. And without warning, it showed up the day before this photo was made.