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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Continuation from earlier post today.............

This is my view this morning with all of the trees removed.  My neighbors moved in just a couple months after we moved here in 1972.  We raised all of our children and have adult grandchildren now.  The neighbors are very nature oriented but as we become elderly people, we worry about something on our property harming someone else, and that's why the trees needed to come down.  I still have my 5 redbuds, a maple and a juniper so in the spring it won't look this bare.  We will plant a couple new trees.



While the tree guys were here I asked how much to take down the redbud in front of my house.  It planted itself there about 21 years ago.  I was going to dig it out and next thing I knew it was too big to dig so I left it.  It is right between my water line and gas line leading up to the house so I felt it was a danger to both sets of pipes.
It took them less than 5 minutes to fell it and haul all of it around to the back and to their chipper.

10 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

What a difference... I'm glad you were able to get that redbud out too... don't want it messing with no pipes... gas or water!

pcflamingo said...

I had two cedar trees (well, giant arbor vitae) taken down that some dimwit had planted within two feet of two of my rental houses. They were just destroying the roofs and getting very tall and spindly. With all the rain we get in the Seattle area, I was afraid some fall or winter the root systems would just give up and they'd come crashing down. When I had the tree guys there taking them down, people from all over the neighborhood wandered by, asking them about taking down trees on their property. The tree guys said that happens all the time.

Needled Mom said...

That will take some getting used to, but it will be nice to have the additional light (as we get older ;) ). I never like to have any big roots near pipes like that either. It is a constant worry.

Muddling Through said...

Wow, it looks a little naked there, doesn't it? But I do love your neighbors' screened in porch. I want one!!

Anonymous said...

What are your squirrels going to do ? They won't have those trees to hang out in and annoy your birds at the bird feeder. Or maybe that won't stop them.

Anonymous said...

OMG Wanda... what a difference to see those trees gone. You will get some nice sunshine in your kitchen and upstairs studio this winter.

Looks like they cleaned up all the debris quite nicely.

I see you have sunshine and a nice autumn temp today.

J~MT

I quilt for fun said...

I think losing trees can be a blessing and a curse. I'd miss the loss of privacy -- a lot -- but in some ways, it would make me feel more secure and more light is always a wonderful thing.....as is less raking.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I hate taking trees down. i fight with my husband all the time when he sees some necessity to chop a tree down. He usually is right though. I always wish I could move it and see what it looks like and then if I don't like it put it back! :P

Lynne said...

How wonderful that they did it for you while they were there - I hope they didn't charge too much!

dianen said...

I always feel sad when trees come down, even when it's necessary. It's like losing old friends after watching them harbor all the songbirds and squirrels.

A friend of mine had an old black walnut tree on their property and it was hit by lightning, which partially split it and killed one side. They decided it was safer to take it down and did so. Her husband used the wood to make jewelry boxes for some of her friends and I was fortunate enough to get one. Every time I use it I am reminded of that once beautiful tree.