Destroying animal habitat is an unfortunate side effect of removing trees. In addition to offering services that will help mitigate this damage, like habitat pole creation, Timberline Tree Care tries to make an effort to deal with the wildlife we encounter in trees in the most humane way possible. If native species can be saved, they are taken to local wildlife shelters.
Today's job was one of these days; the subcontractor working from the bucket found a nest in an unstable madrona tree that was leaning toward high-voltage wires. He brought the nest to the ground crew, and the birds were taken to the West Sound Wildlife Shelter on nearby Bainbridge Island. I'm appreciative to be working with subcontractors who make a cooperative effort to assist local wildlife.