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People find ways to express rage, grief over downed tree

Published 05/07/2009, Lake County News Chronicle

The Honking Tree is gone, but within hours, people were responding. Indignation, exasperation, grief, anger—the comments included all of those. People wrote online, talked about it on the street, and phoned their friends to share the shock and sadness over the “chainsaw massacre,” the act of vandalism that felled the white pine landmark on northbound Highway 61 enjoyed by passersby for over 40 years.

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