We recently had a tree removed from our backyard, it was a giant sitting in our small backyard. Threatening at every storm to make a large hole in the bedrooms on our second floor, finally this year we decided enough was enough. It was painful to loose the shade it provided and to spend my new granite counter money to have it removed but its done.
You can see by the pile of mulch for lack of a better word left after the stump grinder was finished this wasn't a small job. The pile of mulch was 10' across and in some areas 4' tall, as I said it was a BIG tree to have removed.
With the yard being so small and fenced in the tree company was only able to bring in one piece of equipment at a time, first the cherry picker to get the tree down which was a day and a half of work, then the chipper to clean up the zillions of branches, trucks to haul all the wood away and finally the stump grinder to finish the job over the next two days. At times the branches were piled over 6' high all around the yard. As you can see in the background the small fence that had housed my garden was hit and will be removed, a small casualty in comparison to what could have happened in such close quarters including damage to neighboring homes.
As we have begun to try and repair the back yard and flower gardens back there another casualty has come to a sad end.
This is one of the barn doors from our small barn that we built when we first moved into this house, it is over 25 years old and sits beside the road waiting for the trash haulers tomorrow. When we moved and replaced the first barn I took one of the doors from the old barn and tried my hand at one stroke painting. I took a bunny that I had cut out of wood and placed him at the bottom in "the garden". Over the years this poor door has stood tall in a side garden like a good garden soldier winter after winter, but no more. Rotted and tired it sits waiting for someone to pick it up tonight to repair and reuse in their garden before the trash hauler gets to her tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by, I've been busy the month of July painting all the trim on the front of our house and I just haven't had much time for anything else. Hopefully a couple of new projects will soon be finished and I can post something more interesting than a tree removal.