We live in down in the valley, yet we are surrounded by woods! Most any type of tree that grows in the south (TN.) grows in or around our property! SERIOUSLY! We have red oak, maple, locust, box elder, hack berry, white oak, white mulberry, poplar, cedar, ash, Japanese Red Maple, sugar maple, paradise, paw paw, black maple, sassafras, sumac, cherry, walnut, bodock (Osage orange), beech…. I’m not even kidding!
These trees were not easily accessible by an amateur; a bucket truck was needed along with a very long-bladed chain saw. So….after our electric company marked trees that needed to come down, and knowing a bucket truck would be dispatched for that little job, my man talked to the company about assisting us in removing some other trees. In the initial process they did some damage to our concrete driveway. So, in exchange for not repairing that little mess, they agreed to cut down some trees for a very reasonable price. Last weekend we had to cut down a locust, hack berry, box elder, and the GIGANTIC RED OAK! This was a process, done in stages, in between their “regular” (i.e. "paid") job. We were promised that all the mess would be cleaned up before our dinner party last evening. YOU GUESSED IT! Didn’t happen!
I grabbed my camera to capture the memories of our beloved trees that no longer adorn our yard, albeit one tree! YES, I said ONE tree remains---that’s all! One measly tree! No need to worry about too much shade anymore! Sunlight will be abundant, no doubt about that! I’m sad! I don’t like it! We went from the ridiculous to the sublime! I’m trying to look at the positive, but it ain’t happenin’!