September 25, 2019

Cutting Down Pear Trees

Maintaining a healthy landscape sometimes means cutting down trees.

I love trees and always feel bad when trees are cut down. Trees are crucial to our environment - they provide breathable oxygen, they absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, and they help create an ecosystem of food for birds and other animals. However, occasionally trees need to be removed. Behind my gym building, near my Stewartia garden, is a grove of pear trees. Yesterday, I instructed my outdoor grounds crew to take a few down because they were dying and crowding some of the healthy fruiting trees nearby. Fortunately, the trees can be repurposed as perches for my peafowl.

Here are some photos - enjoy.