by Grace Lee Kang, Freelance Author
When Jamie Robertson and his spouse moved into their home in Tacoma, the pair of bigleaf maples residing within the entrance yard welcomed them to their new house. Almost 75 ft in peak, the timber’ branches and foliage soared excessive and extensive, offering shade and cooler temperatures all afternoon to the house and its residents.
However then a number of years in the past, Robertson, a geographer at The Nature Conservancy, began to note a change within the timber’ well being. He recalled, “If we had arrange a timelapse, you could possibly have seen the harm transfer from one facet of the tree to the opposite in an eerie approach—with useless brown leaves on one facet and vibrant, inexperienced foliage on the opposite.” In the end, the tree declined sufficient to require elimination.