I Know Why the Tree was Cut

@RubyHawk (99441)
Atlanta, Georgia
July 25, 2022 1:19pm CST
I had to go to the.leasing office this morning and I asked if anyone knew why our beautiful green tree was cut down. Max was happy to tell me what had happened. We had several thunderstorms last week. We had two in one day. It rained hard and the wind blew, lightening flashed and during all the storms the roots of the tree loosened from the ground and leaned. The tree was doomed to come down. So that’s why our beautiful tree was cutdown.
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@Kandae11 (53514)
25 Jul 22
At least there was a very good reason for cutting it down.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Jul 22
Yes, there was a good reason. The tree had to be cut down. I’m happy it didn’t fall on anyone.
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@sjvg1976 (41130)
• Delhi, India
26 Jul 22
@RubyHawk lots of trees fell in our locality a few days ago in a storm. And the worst thing was my car's windshield broke as one of the pots placed on the first floor fell on it.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jul 22
@sjvg1976 I’m so sorry. That will cost big bucks to replace a windshield.
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@Juliaacv (47914)
• Canada
26 Jul 22
It is good that they looked after it so quickly.
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@marlina (154184)
• Canada
26 Jul 22
It sure was!
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jul 22
I’m certainly glad they acted quickly. Someone could have been badly injured.
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@yanzalong (18877)
• Indonesia
26 Jul 22
The lightening killed it. It was a mess after the lightening, so they thought it would be better to cut it down.
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@yanzalong (18877)
• Indonesia
26 Jul 22
@sjvg1976 You are right. It was risky if it was left just like that.
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@sjvg1976 (41130)
• Delhi, India
26 Jul 22
That was a good decision as it might have taken someone's life by falling on them.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jul 22
There was so much rain and wind the roots turned loose. Im glad it didn’t fall on anyone.
@valmnz (17100)
• New Zealand
25 Jul 22
I'm glad you now know the answer. I too have trees in that situation. Sometimes actions are sad, but necessary.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jul 22
That’s true and cutting this tree down was necessary. It could have fallen at any time.
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@Scrapper88 (5958)
• United States
25 Jul 22
I hope somebody will plant another tree to take it's place.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Jul 22
I don’t believe they will. A lot of trees have been taken down over the years but none replanted..
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@porwest (76276)
• United States
25 Jul 22
Well, at least you now know the reason and can be relieved to know it was for good reason, despite it still being a sad thing.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Jul 22
Yes, I’ve let it go. The tree had to be cut down. I wouldn’t want it to fall on anyone.
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@porwest (76276)
• United States
26 Jul 22
@RubyHawk No. That would be bad. Trees falling on people hurts. Even kills them. lol
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jul 22
@porwest People have been killed by trees falling on them during and after storms.
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@celticeagle (156308)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Jul 22
Sounds dangerous.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Jul 22
It was very dangerous. I’m glad someone saw it in time.
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• Preston, England
22 Aug 22
@RubyHawk I used to love seeing a giant sycamore in the garden facing my mum's house but when new owners moved in the first thing they did was to uproot it and get rid of it.
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• Preston, England
24 Aug 22
@RubyHawk it is strange to take down a defining feature of your garden that way
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Aug 22
@arthurchappell We’ve been notified that tree cutters are coming back to cut more trees. I’m afraid we won’t have any trees left.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Aug 22
I can’t understand why anyone would want to cut down a beautiful healthy shade tree. It’s beyond my imagination.
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@RebeccasFarm (81826)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
27 Jul 22
What a shame Ruby. I hate to see trees have to come down.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
29 Jul 22
@RubyHawk Well I was gravely ill but now on the mend thank you dear heart.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Jul 22
So do I. I love our beautiful trees. Are you all right? I haven’t seen you for awhile. I was worried about you and It’s good to see you back.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Jul 22
@RebeccasFarm I’m so glad you’re on the mend. Give yourself plenty of time to heal. If you need to take a day off we’ll still be here.
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• United States
26 Jul 22
That makes sense. Maybe another tree will be planted in its place.
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• United States
27 Jul 22
@RubyHawk Now that's sad. Not even a bush or flowers?
@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jul 22
I don’t believe the tree will be replaced. None of the trees cut here have been replaced.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Jul 22
@Carmelanirel2 There were a few low lying shrubs under the tree so I suppose they will remain.
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@LadyDuck (451482)
• Switzerland
26 Jul 22
This is the same reason why a tree had to be cut not far from us.
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@LadyDuck (451482)
• Switzerland
27 Jul 22
@RubyHawk This is what they should do, when a tree has to be cut, they should plant a new one.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Jul 22
@LadyDuck I agree but I can’t see a tree being planted. I’d love to be proved wrong.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jul 22
It happens every where and we can’t have people hurt because a damaged tree is left standing. I wish a tree would be planted in its place but that won’t happen.
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@moffittjc (117742)
• Gainesville, Florida
18 Sep 22
As a nature love (not a tree hugger by any means, just a regular nature lover), I don't thin this was a valid reason for cutting down a beautiful tree. If it was diseased or dying, then yes. But they were just too quick to say cut it down. Why not try to prop the tree back up first, stabilize it, and then secure it in a way that keeps it from toppling over, at least until the roots are able to re-establish themselves firmly in the ground? I would think trying to stabilize it would at least be worth a shot, and then if that didn't work then cut it down.
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@moffittjc (117742)
• Gainesville, Florida
21 Sep 22
@RubyHawk Nothing irks me more than companies who say "we care about the environment," and then go clear-cut 5 acres of land and remove every single tree so they can put up an oversized big box store and asphalt parking lot with little bitty trees and shrubs that in no way do justice to what was once there, and in absolutely no way ever provide shade to vehicles parking in said parking lot. For the love of God, why can't they design their stores to try and save as many trees on the property as possible? It's really not that hard.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Sep 22
I would have liked them to at least try to save it , but no, It was immediately cut down.It leaves a big empty space. They don’t seem to be the nature lovers we are.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Sep 22
@moffittjc That reminds me of our latest Walmart, but it isn’t only Walmart. Subdivisions go up with every beautiful tree cut down. Maybe we need laws to protect our trees.
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@aninditasen (15498)
• Raurkela, India
26 Jul 22
Big trees can be dangerous when there's a storm. It better to cut down the branches before a storm comes.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Jul 22
@aninditasen There was nothing near it but-a few low shrubs and the paved parking lot. But the tree has to go for safety’s sake.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jul 22
I don’t like to see-a tree damaged but when roots loosen its time to cut it down.
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@aninditasen (15498)
• Raurkela, India
27 Jul 22
@RubyHawk That's true for the other trees or plants close to it will get damaged.
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• Rupert, Idaho
25 Jul 22
That can be scary....sorry it had to come down though
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Jul 22
It was too dangerous to be left standing. Someone could have been badly hurt. They should have notified renters. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one with questions.
• Rupert, Idaho
26 Jul 22
@RubyHawk I wouldn't know...don't know anything about trees
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jul 22
@MommyOfEli2013 I’m not an authority on trees but I like to see as many trees as possible standing.
@ptrikha_2 (45158)
• India
20 Aug 22
Hard decision - but much needed to avoid different kind of folks!
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@ptrikha_2 (45158)
• India
21 Aug 22
@RubyHawk Yes although it feels bad to see trees being cut down !
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@ptrikha_2 (45158)
• India
22 Aug 22
@RubyHawk I hope that for each tree cut, more trees are planted somewhere.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 Aug 22
Happily they cut it down before anyone was hurt or damage done.
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@flapiz (22391)
• United Kingdom
14 Aug 22
A little bit sad for the fate of the tree but it is better cut down than be a hazard to the public.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
14 Aug 22
It had to be cut down It could have fallen on someone.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Aug 22
@flapiz It would have been but alls well that ends well.
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@jstory07 (132891)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Jul 22
The poor trees. I hope they plant more in there place.
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@jstory07 (132891)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Jul 22
@RubyHawk That is sad they should replant one for every two they cut down.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Jul 22
@jstory07 I believe they’d like to be rid of all the fall leaves. They have to be blown every day while leaves are falling
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Jul 22
I don’t think so. Many trees have been cut while I’ve lived here and none replanted.
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@cacay1 (83272)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
27 Jul 22
That is why, it's not good also if it's not cut, it may just fall to the ground that may block the road passage.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Jul 22
It could have or even worse fall on someone. But its down and the chipper hauled it away. Maybe someone will use it to mulch their garden.
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@cacay1 (83272)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
28 Jul 22
@RubyHawk, that's true what if it falls down where there's human, it's horrible.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
28 Jul 22
@cacay1 Happily they cut the tree down before anyone was hurt.
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17 Aug 22
@RubyHawk I hope new shoots or young tree grow in its place.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Aug 22
@everwonderwhy That was good use the tree. You probably had enough fire wood for the winter
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
17 Aug 22
I don’t think do. The ground has been turned and small shrubs planted.
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17 Aug 22
@RubyHawk That;s unfortunate. But the shrubs could be a better attraction in your street. T When a very old tall gum tree was cleaned out by the region's council (because it fell on our front property and across our small dam), I asked the men if they could cut the massive trunk and branches into log-size pieces. They kindly did and we (my family) hauled the truckload of pieces into our firewood storage. That was an exhilarating experience!
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@florelway (23094)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
29 Aug 22
@RubyHawk if it will pose danger it must be cut. Authorities here put restrictions on cutting old trees especially the hard wood even if it's planted in private lot.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Aug 22
I don’t believe restrictions apply here. Trees continue to be cut down.
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@RubyHawk (99441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Aug 22
@florelway I read that we have more forests than ever before and I see hills and mountains of trees but when new housing is built trees are cut down. I think some trees should be left standing in all communities.
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@florelway (23094)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
29 Aug 22
@RubyHawk do you have an abundance of trees in your place? Our country needs all those trees to ward off possible effect of calamities. Due to illegal logging activities our forests were gone that is why they make all forms of regulations for the cutting of trees.
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