Committing an Illegal Act of Tree Preservation
Near to a local woodland area there is an expanse of concrete wasteland that nobody seems to know who it belongs to. It is thoroughly neglected to say the least, and has been for decades.
One the verge are four seriously unhealthy Greengage plum trees. Several years ago, they were magnificent specimens and covered in juicy plums that few people picked as most people have no idea of what they are. Each year, I picked a very small amount (yes, naughty bit of foraging) and left the rest to the wildlife to feast upon.
Roll on about four years and the trees have gotten worse by the year and are over-crowded, have only shrivelled blackened plums, are succumbing to diseases and fungal issue due to the immense overlapping foliage and associated issues with unkempt fruit trees.
I know it's illegal and controversial but after Bob's post about his Greengages, it has inspired me to do something for nature. I'm not removing or killing any wildflowers but have a desire to prune these trees to perfection and now is the time to do it.
In their current state, it seems a crime against nature not to do so. On the other hand I will be committing a crime for the sake of preservation of nature. Do you think it's idiotic or a worthwhile endeavour? The chances of getting busted are slim BTW|!