Chester United Methodist Church has done it again!
This past weekend they cut down “The Village Oak,” which had stood on the side of Harrowgate Road for hundreds of years and was listed on the National Register of Famous and Historic Trees.
This tree was examined by an arborist (not to be confused with a tree-cutting service the church relied on) and by the current county extension agent and other experts who all agreed the tree did not need to be cut. Trees can survive many years with a hollow spot.
Chester UMC in recent years also unnecessarily cut a large white oak at the corner of Percival and Dodomeade in a vacant lot and a large beech tree on School Street, all for no reason! They have yet to replant a single tree.
I would submit that they are not being good stewards of God’s creation. I pray they can do better in the future.