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Yeah I feel your pain for all those others who have had bad experiences. So sorry to hear that. It's just horrifying what gets done these days.
At least in this region, prior to the latest 80s stuff like this just did not ever happen out here. I don't know if it is the new youngest gen brought up in a different way, with all programmed activities and not being let to run around in the woods and town all day for fear of predators and all sorts of other nonsense (although that could only explain some of it, as some of the destroyers are older than me) or if it's just the timing to where the cities decayed and then the near suburbs and now we are getting those who don't give about nature finally moving out here in droves, whereas in earlier times it seemed like it was only those who cared deeply about woods and nature who came this far out and it wasn't those just escaping the prices of the near nice NYC suburbs and the rot in the less nice near NYC suburbs and in the cities or what. I don't know it seems to me like barely any of those well older than me, like say the ones 60+ years old do or ever did this kinda of disasterous stuff. It seems the mid-20s to late 40s crowd is where most of the muck messers are, but then again that is the age most likely to move out here fresh, so it's maybe more just on the fact that it's people fleeing urban blight and crummy near suburbs and the prices of nice near suburbs instead of people moving out to the woods and country because they actually love the woods and country.
Gah and the closest tree to our property, only shy of safety by about 3 feet!!!!!!!!, that had the most migrant and summer bird far and away was the giant Northern Red Oak, my prize bird tree, the one that bowered in our property from the left the most, the Cornell Study tree, the one that was so far to the edge of the property it had zero, zero, zero impact on their extending their lawn out back....
I just noticed that a government site lists it as being among the single most resistant of all trees to windthrow! And windthrow fear is why they cut it down!
And this one already survived almost two hundred years of the typical western winds AND even the freak Sandy, the first hurricane to hit from this angle in perhaps 1000 years, and it had ZERO protection from the wind direction of Sandy and survived that without even blinking!) and they cut this one down solely for fear of windthrow!!!!!! morons!!!!!!
and the idiot tree service guy said it was critical to remove that tree since they cut down some others so it would no longer have protection, but the idiots cut down trees to the north-north east of this one but almost all of our winds come from the west or west north west!!! so not a single thing was changed about it's protection from the direction the winds come from (or even from the freak Sandy direction) and it is said to be among the single most resistant of all species to wind throw and they cut it down!!!!
Most remarkably, in that one single tree, I'd seen nearly 80 species of birds!!!!
And they and the squirrels beyond love it and the migrants! They spend 30 seconds in other trees and 20 minutes in this one!!
And it did not shade their back lawn (other than maybe for like 1-2 hours at most just after dawn, big deal), it shaded OUR lawn. The fools don't even know what direction the sun shines from!!!!!!!!
If I plant another, it would be at least 30 years until it was even a decent size and like 60 to be really serviceable, so basically I can't watch birds in it until a freaking olllllld man and it won't as it was until like three generations from now and even then not until that gen is very old.
they just came in a wham bam cut so fast, I didn't even have time to beg or plead or explain things,
it's clear they had major misconceptions about which way the wind blows and waht species topple over most easily, all they saw it eh direction one Sandy tree blew, but that was thought to be the first time in at leat 500 and probably 800-1000 years we had such strong winds from that direction and that is the freaking direction of wind they were most afraid of!!
they jsut move in and WHAM, don't even give time to introduce themselves and allow for time to talk things over and discover things and learn about their new property and how things work here.
was just reading in this one book that this species is thought to host 500 different species of caterpillars and since it was almost 200 years old and one of the just about only such Northern Red Oaks that old here, for all I know it was what was harboring some of teh very unusual species of moths I've been finding, some that the experts are still struggling to even find a match for known species. It may have been a bit of an ark to help tied over some species from the original settlement cuts for all I know
and the jerks cut other stuff that put all the neighbors trees no with no wind break