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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

My Favorite Tree is now a Pile of Mulch...

Warning:  I use this blog not only to share ideas and connect with other bloggers, but also as a way to remember special moments in my kids lives.  This post may be of no interest to anyone but myself, so consider yourself warned :)

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.  

A ton of pictures and memories were created around this one tree.  We took one last picture (or so I thought) before the tree guys came to cut it down.  He ended up getting delayed due to snow then we had an ice storm then he just didn't show up when he was supposed to.  So, for about a month our yard looked like crap (sorry neighbors).  At one point he had half the tree cut down, which meant the kids were able to climb the tree one last time.

Owen even got in on the action and helped clean up.

Well, on Friday he finally came and removed the rest of the limbs and trimmed up 4 other large trees in our yard.  Now we have a large pile of mulch where my favorite tree used to be.  Sniff, sniff (insert sad face here)

Before we had the tree cut down, I moved most of my ireses to another spot in the yard.  To my surprise, the tree guy left behind a few.

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!

1 comment:

  1. It's always sad to see a tree cut down, moreso if you had memories and pictures with it.Let's look at things positively this time, though. At least you can now expand your garage, and no one was hurt when the tree guys did the dirty work.
    Billy Quaid @