January 24, 2019

Removing Giant Trees at My Farm

Protecting homes and maintaining the 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. Trees 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. Recently, I had several trees taken down from the shade garden near my Tenant House. The 125-foot trees were leaning dangerously close to the structure, so for safety reasons, I decided to remove six of them. The crews from SavATree and A-Quick Pick Crane Service, Inc. completed the project in three days - carefully cutting down each section of tree and then grinding the remaining stumps. Fortunately, the large logs can be repurposed for another project.

Here are some photos.