Something is missing: the inner courtyard of the “Zur Post” inn in Eberfing has been looking really bare for a few days.
The five large chestnut and maple trees next to the parking lot had to be felled.
The deforestation was necessary, the trunks were almost completely rotten.
Eberfing - They were probably up to 80 years old - and, as the saying goes, they shaped the townscape: The five large deciduous trees in the inner courtyard of the “Zur Post” inn.
The giant trees were a thing of the past last Friday.
The five logs were cut off by a specialist company in Ettingen with the help of a crane.
Only 2.5 meter high stumps were left standing.
Wooden sculptures should possibly be formed from them.
The community has been extremely sensitive about the deforestation.
“We have no concern of just having the trees felled,” emphasizes Georg Leis.
The mayor was personally present at the felling operation in order to explain the necessity of the measure to the citizens if necessary.
The previous evening, tree felling was also a topic in the local council.
Gabriele Taubert was allowed to audition in the committee.
For the seniors, the trees were an emotional affair: “They are natural treasures.
I think it's bad when a village gets rid of something so beautiful. ”It would take decades for new trees to grow back.
Taubert did not want her statement to be taken as an accusation, she asked in a binding tone about alternative solutions: "Can't you save the giant old trees?", She wanted to know from the local councils.
The chestnuts had to be felled because they were almost completely rotted inside.
The answer was clear and sobering: “We wouldn't do it if it wasn't necessary,” stated Leis.
Cutting back is not enough because of the damage.
The community must pay attention to the duty to maintain safety.
And the tree examinations carried out by drone would unfortunately have shown that the trunks were rotten from above.
Heike Grosser, the district consultant for garden culture and landscape maintenance, had also made the "urgent recommendation" for felling.
The expert opinions were finally fully confirmed on the day of the felling.
The logs were completely hollow on the inside, and in some cases water even flowed out when sawing.
“There was no alternative to felling,” Leis said when asked by the local newspaper.
The reason for the massive tree damage was probably unsuccessful tree care work - long before the community became the owner of the “Zur Post” inn: “The crowns were severely cut back a long time ago.
That was probably not perfect, ”said Leis.
Shoots and open spaces formed on the trunks for water to penetrate.
Replacement plantings have already been discussed in the municipal council.
In cooperation with a tree nursery, it should be clarified which tree species are ecologically sensible at the site.
In addition to beeches and maples, these could possibly also be acacias.
The place where beer garden tables are set up in summer should in any case be lined with deciduous trees again: “With trees, it's not about the money,” says Leis.