Culture of fear and mistrust in people’s ability to judge is a root of many evils. What if this tree, healthy and full of birds, falls on somebody’s head? There’s always a chance. Better chop it down. That’s how our local council thinks.
What if reaching a certain age, say 18 or 21, people just could sign a special paper saying I know the risks and take my chances. Breath deep, go and enjoy your life.