Timber! Enormous Colorado Evergreen Cut Down for Town Safety
We don't often really take in the history of the trees around us. If most big trees around us could talk they would tell stories about roads being built for Model T's to drive down the soldiers of World War I finding shade under their branches, and even events from 300 years ago.
An evergreen tree about 10 stories tall had to be removed last week at the corner of Mulberry and Howes in Fort Collins. The road had to be closed for this monster removal.
The huge evergreen tree was in the yard of HighCraft Builders.
Freddie Haberecht a Senior Specialist at the Forestry Department of the City of Fort Collins, even though this was not a city project as it was not on city property, spoke with one of the arborists who removed the tree, and "It sounded like there was a decay pocket at the base that was concerning enough to have the tree removed. It is always sad to see a big tree like that go but safety is the number one concern."
And after the removal, there is just a small area of mulch marking the giant's existence.
It must be weird for those residents of Park Lane Towers to now have a view to the south without the tree in front of their balcony.
Colorado's oldest known tree is a bristlecone pine believed to be at least 2,461 years old and can be found near the city of Craig.