Buchert Ridge Tree: Up It Comes, Down It Goes

SANATOGA PA – Employees of Richard Brown Inc., a Pottstown-based professional tree service, relied Tuesday (May 12, 2020) on a rented crane to help them remove a towering tree (below) at the Buchert Ridge Community residential development on Buchert Road in Sanatoga.

Buchert Ridge General Manager John McMenamin explains the huge tree, among the tallest in the neighborhood, was taken down due to safety concerns.

Buchert Ridge Tree: Up It Comes, Down It Goes
Buchert Ridge Tree: Up It Comes, Down It Goes
A tree professional wields his chain saw to remove the top portion of the tree. In the photo at left, compare his size (in the bottom left corner) to the rest of the trunk above him

It was at the center of the rear yard for the community’s recreation building and garden. Some of its large branches were “beginning to fall in areas where residents may walk,” he said.

Two other smaller trees also were removed, McMenamin added, because they required frequent clean-up and maintenance. Their removals are “important in our efforts to keep the site looking nice,” he said.

Video and photos by The Post Publications