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We think of nature in the city, when we think of it at all, as groomed and manicured – mown expanses of grass, broad and shady trees, friendly squirrels, winding paths, trains of ducklings in tight formation. Parks are a beautiful and vital part of a city – places for play and reflection, a respite and a classroom. They fit comfortably into our aesthetic. Their inhabitants are planned and familiar. But what about the other places, the forgotten places, the abandoned and unruly places?

— from Save the Redwoods League