The missing trees
The deformed maple and spindly tall tree are seen in the pictures with foliage on the trees. The maple was growing out of the side of a dead stump and it was rotting from the inside. The tall spindly tree was not adding to the canopy of foliage, and there were already 2 larger trees right in that area. Sooo…..
It only took about 2 1/2 hours to cut these down with a hand saw, cut off the small branches, lop off the larger branches, cut up the trunk and carry the trunk pieces to the curb for pick up. Of course I took a couple of breaks. Or maybe 3. I used the smaller limbs and twigs to put into the stick pile, after raking back the leaves from the current sticks in that pile. Afterwards I covered the stick pile again. I am so pleased with the cleaner, more serene visual experience. Read photo captions for more detail. I’m going to take a nap.
Deformed maple and spindly tall tree.
The inspection crew steps in.
The 4.5 inch diameter trunk. Ready for pruning shears & loppers.
Refreshing look without deformed maple and spindly tall tree.
Sticks are underneath leaves, cut up trunk is at the curb.
This sweetgum at birdbath needs to go, but don’t think I can do it myself. It is visually disrupting.