I'm always sad to see a tree being cut down. I love trees.
A few months ago, a tremendous, very cool tree at the apartment building where my Dad lives was taken down. This tree used to take my breath away! We were told it was diseased and it had to come down for safety reasons. I think everyone was wishing this wasn't the case. The only saving grace was that parts of the tree were taken to make into furniture by a local craftsman.
The Maple was 200 years old! I felt sick to see it go, but it's a done deal now.
One afternoon, while waiting for the elevator at the apartment I looked out and there below me was the base of the 200 year old tree. To me it looks like an unusual flower.
I had to take pictures of it. This tree is still beautiful even in it's death.
This view is Ipswich, MA looking out from Central Street.