My name is Hickory.
I’ve lived here happily for the past couple of decades. When I was younger, kids use to climb me, and as I grew, I helped shade the house during the summer.
I’ve been a home to birds, squirrels, and insects. I’ve been a benefit to everyone. I don’t smoke, drink, or litter and have always considered myself part of the family.
One day last year someone who had no idea what they were doing came along and stole my entire canopy! He just climbed up my trunk and took everything. I have no idea why they did this to me! Now I’m dead. I’m dead because someone pruned me without regard for my health. With no care for what I needed. I gave and gave for all of those years and now I’m dead. Just because someone has a chainsaw doesn’t mean they are an Arborist.
Give back to your trees. Call an Arborist.