The art of killing trees.
"Only before us does death strike fear.
it is suddenly all beautiful and innocent.
A carnival mask in which,
after midnight, you collect water
to drink or, if you are sweaty, to wash."
- Milan Rufus.
That is why the smart ones do not hack down trees. They are afraid that people will object. There are several methods we have perfected to kill an old tree without axing it. It would make a very interesting book. They have methods that make trees die a long cancerous death wherever a brand new high rise comes up.
How do they kill this one? Chemotherapy? Or was it passive smoking because this one stands next to a hotel owned by ITC?
Or do the tress decide to kill themselves. Instead of being trimmed off balance and fall?