Urban Canopy received a call about a large ash tree that was split in the center. Riverside City Community church has been doing charity work down in the Glen’s neighborhood on the south east side. This is an underserved community with a large elderly contingency. There are many people in this neighborhood on fixed incomes etc..
River City Community Church is fortunate in that Ross Hosea is one of their members. Ross is an ISA certified arborist and the city of San Antonio’s Parks and Rec Arborist.
When Ross said that the tree was in bad shape we knew it was a rough one. The tree was unfortunately not salvageable. It had a massive crack right down the middle of it and was barely standing. It was a large tree by San Antonio standards. It presented real risk to the homeowner, the home and to passersby. As seen in the pictures this tree was large and had serious issues. Removal of this tree would have been close to $3000.
That is quite a lot of money anyway you split it. And for someone on a fixed income that is a real difficulty.
Urban canopy was able to get the tree removed at no cost to the homeowner.The stump was ground out so that another tree could be planted in its place.
This tree provided real benefits to the homeowner in terms of shade. By shading the house in the yard this tree lowered the heat the cooling costs for this homeowner. This tree also filtered air and noise pollution.
We are currently hoping to plant a Mexican sycamore tree in the fall. This tree will eventually spread out and create the same benefits as the tree that was removed. We are currently raising funds for this and to offset some of the cost of the removal..