Good Morning. Another day, another week in lock down & there's talk of extending beyond May 20th!👎
Last Wednesday & Thursday we had the arbour guys, aka, Tree Monkeys, here taking down two maple trees in our yard. It was a very tough & expensive decision to make, but both the trees were rotting from the inside out. The Norway Maple, growing in the back garden, had rot starting abut 5 feet up - where one of the branches had been ripped off during that horrible ice storm a few Decembers ago. We had tried to stem the rot but alas, could not. The Silver Maple on the side of the house was another one that had not truly recovered from ice damage. They said if we had waited another 3-5 years, the trees would have been too dangerous to climb & we were looking at triple the cost to bring a crane in to take the trees down.
On the Wednesday morning, I went out to say good bye to both these trees, thank them both for years of shade, air cleaning & providing homes & playgrounds for some of the beasts in the yard. There were tears on my part. 😢
The only thing left is for the tree guys to come back to grind the stump.
The Norway Maple
The Silver Maple
Trees - the lungs of the earth.