Most days I drive past an old house with a grand old beech tree in the garden. It is enormous… and so big that the branches have reached into the earth as roots, and then surfaced again as “appendage” trees.
It is magnificent.
I noticed the house was bought by new owners. They put in new windows.
Today I drove past and the tree was gone. No evidence except wood chips.
I held my breath in the horror of it.
Now I’m left with dismay and an overwhelming aching over the loss of one of nature’s wonders.
Trees have such an energy and vibrancy. They come from the earth and reach for the sky. They are so alive.
Why do we humans think they can be manipulated and killed at will. Must the intruding “wilderness” be kept at bay in our back yard.
I know, there is so much more damage being done to our planet in monumental ways, but this brought it right home to my doorstep.
“Progress” like this hurts!