It's not that South Pasadena is oblivious to the effects of heritage trees. Sure, many or our streets are uneven (take a look at the curb above!) and a lot of clay sewage pipes burst from tangled roots underground. We understand. Trees can cause damage to infrastructure. And on a similar unromantic note, we should eat our vegetables, avoid cake and choose comfortable shoes rather than heels.
But sometimes, practical just can't trump beautiful. Why go for pragmatism when you can enjoy nature's gorgeous, fanciful expression?