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Put Posters on Bulletin Boards, Not Trees

I am appalled at the blatant disregard for nature that posterers exhibit when they nonchalantly staple posters to the trees along Amherst Alley. While walking to the Institute one evening, I noticed posters stapled to trees that I passed. Apparently, the Intercollegiate Asian Students Council had postered virtually every tree on the way to 77 Massachusetts Ave. from Next House. I also noticed that they preferentially postered trees, as few of the lampposts or buildings near these trees were postered. I am certain that other groups probably poster trees as well. Earlier this month, I saw that the MIT Chinese Student's Club had done so.

Trees are not conveniently placed at regular intervals simply so people can staple posters to them. We have quite enough bulletin boards at the Institute and in each dormitory to serve that function. I personally enjoy walking down a street lined with trees and am convinced that other people do as well. So please, stick your advertisements on a lamppost with tape, but please if you must poster on Amherst Alley, leave the trees alone.

Raka Mustaphi '96