August 23, 2021

Planting Young Stewartia 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 and replaced. The pear trees behind my gym building have been declining in recent years. We already removed several and last week my outdoor grounds crew removed another. I decided to replace them with a selection of Stewartia trees - I love Stewartias and already had more mature specimens growing nearby.

Here are some photos, enjoy.