Hmmmmm. I disagree. If something dies, then certainly it becomes
If an old human dies, he/she is no longer a human - he/she is a corpse.
An example: If a car were double parked, with a live 40 year old behind
the wheel, who gets the ticket?
Now, replace the 40 year old with a corpse. Who gets the ticket now?
A dead tree cannot be considered a tree; it is a pile of wood waiting
But, live tree or not, there are lots of trees on my humble lot.
Reading through the H.A. rules tonight, I noticed there aren't any
regulations about pruning a tree.
If I should start pruning a tree, and keep trimming, trying to achieve
a balanced look, and then ... suddenly notice that there aren't any
branches left, but simply an oversized stick stuck in the dirt..... did
I cut down a tree?
I think not.