July 26, 2022

Cutting Down an American Beech Tree

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, trees do not live forever, and occasionally they need to be removed. Last week, one of my American Beech trees lost some branches in a storm, but this tree was also sick and dying of disease, so it had to come down.

Here are some photos - enjoy.