These two pictures were taken in Canandaigua recently. When I first saw this pile of tree trunks and branches, the first thing that came to mind was the phrase "One man's trash is another man's treasure". I am unsure of the reason why this pile existed here behind some commercial stores but it looked unwanted and in the wrong the place, and soon to become waste. I know of several people in my family that would be more than excited to see this pile of unwanted wood. They would take as much as they could fit in their vehicle to then bring home, cut up, and use for firewood to heat their home. I was hoping that this giant scrap wood pile would be used for something useful like firewood or mulch and not just dumped somewhere to rot. This is not the typical pile of "garbage" that we see, but it still was sitting there unused and unwanted, somewhat putting it in the category of "waste".
I thought that this was an odd location to place this large pile of scrap wood, and couldn't figure out where around that area that it came from. I had so many questions about it; did it get put there for a legitimate reason? Did the city of Canandaigua put it there or did a private company? How long was it going to be there disrupting the beauty of the lake? Based on its location near the lake and surrounded by stores and restaurants, it seems like something that would be complained about by neighboring lots because it did not look nice. I am curious to know the story behind this pile and why these trees needed to be taken down in the first place.