Its precarious stature leaned over the precious landscape below, casting menacing shadows upon the moonlit earth. Even the slightest breeze threatened to snap limbs from its ancient canopy and scatter them across the lawn. And as branches and small twigs danced in the wind, creaking and squeaking sounds illustrated the suffering of an old, gentle giant.
While I could compare the description above to a scene from one of my favorite Halloween films, the "old, gentle giant" is actually a historic tree that had suffered damage from severe weather; damage that unfortunately caused the tree's ailing health and removal from a special site.
When historic landmarks, properties and trees, in particular, are in lieu of harmful situations, Davey steps in. A special 220-plus-year-old white oak tree with history dating to George Washington's era received this treatment. The way the tree was dangerously leaning over the landscape below, as well as the fast-approaching summer storm season, prompted Davey to take action.