One of the first things we did after moving into our house was remove the forest of trees that covered our yard. We wanted to free up space to make the yard more usable, but most importantly a lot of the trees were dead or dying and needed to come down.
Let me rewind and start from the beginning...
This is a shot of the back yard on the day we looked at the house seven years ago.
We moved in a week before Christmas and got to work right away on the yard. First removing the fence then cutting down a ton of trees. We even rented a dumpster and my husband used a Bobcat to remove about 2 feet of pine needles that had collected under the pine trees.
This is what our yard looked like after cutting down about 20 trees and I am not exaggerating when I say 20. Our yard was a hot mess and I'm sure our neighbors loved us. As of today, not one of these trees below are still standing.
Only the row of pine trees remain
and the large tree next to the carport.
You see, this tree has been the back drop of countless pictures and the perfect climbing tree for my six year old daughter.
Owen even got in on the action and helped clean up.
Cutting the tree down was just another step forward in the garage addition and kitchen expansion. Today at 2:00 is our court hearing on weather or not our neighbors and the county will agree to us building 6 feet into the 20 foot zoning line on our property. Cross your fingers that we get good news!
If you stuck around this long...Thank you!