Back in 2012 the Renaissance Festival had cleared out a new section for exhibits. In that new section were some unbelievably awesome old trees. The trees were listed as being between 270 – 300 years old. People were forming lines to take pictures of their kids with these trees, me included. They were sooo awesome.
This year I noticed that there were many booths right along the tree line and I remembered the trees and went looking for them and their plaques. What I found was disturbing and sad.
I was so depressed over the fate of these trees. They were so beautiful back in 2012. I was told by a tree trimmer that removing all the trees around old trees can cause problems for the old trees because the trees around them offer protection from the elements. It’s just sad.