Trees are good for the environment. I was sad when I had to cut down a 45 year old evergreen tree in my front yard, but it was dead. A former (never to be used again) plumber killed it with some powder he put down my sewer line.
Today a new lilac bush will be planted in my yard in memory of the old pine tree.
I was saddened Monday when I saw a perfectly good tree chopped down and mulched from a yard two doors down from me. I heard from a friend that it is good to say a prayer for the soul of the tree. It was a living thing that was a sanctuary for birds and gave shade. It will be missed.