While most would agree with the notion that eagle trees should be protected, property owners need some protection as well.
My concern is that one could have an eagle tree on their property and not know it. Was this tree marked? Was the owner made aware that it was a registered tree? If the faller did not know it was an eagle tree, then how would a property owner, who perhaps has not even stepped foot on the parcel of land for a long time, know?
What about if said eagle tree poses a threat to other structures, on or nearby the property line?
I have tried to find a list of registered eagle trees and come up listless. Will all owners of property with registered trees be notified by perhaps registered mail of such?
To have one’s feathers ruffled is understandable, but having all of the facts might cast a different view on the situation. Perhaps there was much more to this and that it was not an intentional violation, but an unfortunate event.