Promontory Point, South side, Looking West
I dunno. Maybe we're just last in line on the Park District's Weed Whacker duty sheet. But this unkempt scenario has all the earmarks of a mother teaching her rude child some manners. "You don't want me to set foot in your bedroom? Fine. You clean it."
It's a parenting strategy that should work. The child would eventually make concessions, recognizing that negotiating with the person who does his laundry is probably not a bad idea.
But we Hyde Parkers are a stubborn lot. Give me five minutes, and I could probably find a few passionate activists who think the weeds are pretty, the dead tree is historic, and they should all be saved.