“I realize that the circumstantial evidence is overwhelming…
“…so I’d like to speak in my little brother’s defence.
“This is what the City did to the White Mulberry tree in the adjoining parkette on Wednesday.
“And this is what the City did to the Manitoba Maple, which had stood ten metres from the Mulberry, on Friday.
“So I’m sure we can all excuse Fergus for wanting to enhance his resumé this morning with a little in-home practice.”