oak tree dilemma
I'm trying to decide whether to remove an oak tree that is increasingly blocking sun from my vegetable garden. This is the only place I can put the garden, and it's one of my greatest pleasures. The tree was planted by the previous owner, so it can't be more than 10 years old. Cutting down a tree feels so unethical to me, though, and I'm wondering if I should just suck it up in the interests of nature! Can anyone lend perspectives, justifications to help me feel better about it, thoughts on whether planting trees elsewhere (and/or contributing to the arbor day foundation) 'makes up for it'?