I like the Times-Call and Scott Rochat. And it's great that the Times-Call picked up the story today (remember that I don't link to individual TC articles anymore because their links go dead in less than a year) about the failed cherry tree grove in Kanemoto Park. I don't own the story. But maybe it would have been just a little fair to at least mention where the story originated.
Those trees have been dead for months and like I said, I've seen no mention of this anywhere. I finally got around to writing about it and emailed the city on Monday with my question about the grove failure. Ken Wicklund did politely call me on Friday when I was out of town and left me a message with the reasons for the tree failure, much like is written in today's TC. And, he mentioned that there would be newspaper coverage this weekend. Perhaps just a coincidence that my article came out a week ago?
You can make the call yourself: is it appropriate for a newspaper to use ideas from local bloggers without at least a casual attribution?
If you don't read the Times-Call, the reason the trees died was due to some vandalism and also some weather hardiness issues. A different species of cherry tree may be considered in the spring, one that Denver has had some success with.