January 1 we woke to this . . .
A hundred year old tree in our front yard which crunched our porch roof
We knew that it probably wasn't the healthiest tree but we figured it wasn't quite
ready to be taken down . . .
Were we mistaken!
And although it is pricey to have a tree taken down,
it's cheaper than the deductible on your insurance!
In back, we had an old tulip tree
Over the years we lived here, we've lost a lot of limbs from the tree
It also had ivy growing up it
Which wasn't good for the tree either!
And we made a decision in January
the tulip tree must come down on our terms
before it came down on our house!
Mr. Miller of Miller's Tree Service came today
Down came part of the fence so he could get his lift close to the tree
And he sawed and sawed away
From tall tree to stubby tree
From stubby tree to just a small part of a tree
And as the guys cleaned limbs and stumps from the back garden,
Mr. Miller worked on the final stage of the tree.
And it is down!
Not all the way down for we wanted a stump left
For we had a purpose for a tree stump
We thought it would make a great fairy house!
(like the one in the picture)
And we're working on getting that done!
Won't the grands be thrilled when they visit and see a big fairy house in the
A big thanks to Mr. Miller for he is a pro.
Trying to cut down that tree in our back garden
Was like walking through a mine field.
There were garden beds, fence, hot tubs, BBQ pavilions, ponds
to worry about.
Plus all of the things that they did move out of the way.
The garden looks different.
It's definitely went from a shady garden to a sunny one.