August 30, 2016

Repurposing a Tree on the Farm

Maintaining a landscape sometimes means cutting down trees.

I always feel badly when trees are cut down. Trees are 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, occasionally trees need to be removed.

Because of some work that is planned for one of the paddocks, it was necessary to cut down a sycamore tree from its location. Fortunately, it can be repurposed - I decided it would make a wonderful perch for my peafowl. Here are some photos.

And, please click on the following link to read my recent Forbes interview with keynote speaker and bestselling author, Dan Schawbel. We spoke about the upcoming 2016 American Made Summit, which will take place October 21-23. The two-day event promises to gather some of the nation's most influential innovators and entrepreneurs to offer their expertise and inspirations with the next generation of makers. I hope to see you there!