Sad news for a tree hugger like me: we had to have a huge maple taken down in our backyard. The ginormous silver maple sitting smack dab in the middle of the backyard was slated for trimming by the power company, on account of our old-man-next-door-neighbor down the line complaining to them that his power was flickering (picky, picky!).
The three-man crew will be back one more day tomorrow to finish cutting up the logs into literally tons of firewood that they leave behind as well. They are really doing a thorough job. Anybody want to come over for a bonfire? Pretty much any night, possibly every night, for the next 10 years or so?
|Big 'Ol Mr. Silver Maple |
is in the background of this old shot of my perennial bed
|Work begins on Monday, June 6th|
|Part way done|
|June 7th. It's all down, and quite a disaster area.|
|Today, June 8th, after they cleaned up and chipped the small stuff. Looking much better!|
|More good news: a huge flippin' pile of free mulch, since they chipped all the branches and let me keep 'em! Hooray!|