So, yesterday after seeing our mountain neighbors having some trees cut, for better views off their back deck, we were inspired to discuss: The Effects Of Cutting Trees & Erosion. How trees stabilize soil and prevent erosion, particularly on slopes. How your concrete walkways, pool decks and driveways, EVERYTHING around your house, is effected by erosion and cutting all the trees away from your house, indeed has an impact. Even just ONE tree.
We thought, well maybe they could've just cut some of the branches off or topped the tree (to make it shorter) and see over it, in an effort not to kill it completely. And did they plant any trees anywhere else, to replace the ones that were cut?
Obviously there are "problem trees" out there that need to be addressed (disease, locations, etc), and in an effort to not get too personally involved we will stop there, but we found some interesting reading out there. So take a look and maybe take 1 or 2 things away from this today.
Read Here about the Value Of Living Trees - at the living tree educational foundation