How to help save a tree tree
In the middle of winter, the tree that has grown to be more than 10 metres tall has to be cut down to prevent it from falling over, leaving the tree bare and bare-brained.
The trees have to be moved to other areas of the property.
If the tree falls, the owner may lose the trees property and all of their cash.
The tree was being grown in a part of the house where a driveway had been built for the use of grandpa’s grandfather.
The tree was the only part of it that was planted, so the family were hoping it would grow to a height of 10 metres.
It was only when Grandpa got a letter from a neighbour in the garden of the family’s home, which was about three metres away from the tree, that they decided to make a donation to a local charity, The Tree Project, which helps save trees in rural areas.
It’s a charity that uses the power of social media to help people get to know and support local tree owners, and the family have been getting a lot of emails from people who are looking for a way to help.
“We’ve got a couple of people who have given us their addresses so we can track them down and see if they can help,” said Grandpa.
“They were able to come and help us out because we didn’t know who to ask.
It’s been fantastic.
We’ve had people come up to us and say, ‘I’ll just go to the front of the tree and try to cut it down’,” he said.”
The family really appreciate the help.
It makes it really worthwhile.”
When the tree fell, Grandpa and his dad were able just to hold onto the tree with one hand and then put the other hand through the branches and pull it back into the house.
“You don’t want to have to go through that again,” said Mr Pemberton.
“It’s definitely been a bit of a challenge and a lot harder than we expected it to be, but it’s been great.
It feels really good to be able to help out.”