The Trees for Life office is in a 1940’s era school building which was renovated 12 years ago through donations of materials and time. When something major needs to be done a magical thing happens: a person suddenly walks in the door to meet the need! Such is the case with a very dead pine tree needing to be removed. Due to pine beetles throughout vast areas of the USA, many pine trees have died, requiring removal, an expensive project!
Trees for Life building with dead pine tree
Trees for Life Board member Jason Vandecreek contacted an arborist friend who readily agreed to cut down and remove the tree! Many of the staff were out watching the process as two employees from Ernstmann Tree Care felled the tree in 97 degree heat one afternoon in July. We have learned to have faith that what we need will be provided. We give thanks to those volunteers with big hearts who are able to provide their time and talents to Trees for Life so we can continue to use the gifts we receive to serve those in need. See the process in the pictures below:
Man in tree removing tree limbs
Close up of tree limb removal