This sad state of affairs, with pigs running loose and shutters falling off the house and slackers sitting around on barrels truly cries out for help.
So let that be a lesson to all who believe planting trees is frivolous. Clearly, landscaping creates moral rectitude as well as shade.*
*Source: For Shade and Comfort: Democratizing Horticulture in the Nineteenth-Century Midwest, by Cheryl Lyon-Jenness, Purdue University Press, 2004.