July 8, 2015

Cutting Down Trees at the Farm

Maintaining a healthy landscape sometimes means cutting down trees.

I always feel badly when trees are cut down. Trees are extremely important to our environment - they are the world’s single largest source of breathable oxygen, they absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, and they create an ecosystem to provide needed habitat and food for birds and other animals. However, like all living things, trees do not live forever, and occasionally they need to be removed.

This week, it was necessary to cut down several trees on the farm - they weren't doing well, and will eventually be replaced with new healthy trees.

Here are some photos…