Woodland Shade Gardening

Woodland shade gardening with a purpose – pleasure, creativity, rainwater collection!

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.

Deformed maple and spindly tall tree.

The inspection crew steps in.

The inspection crew steps in.

The 4.5 inch diameter trunk.  Ready for pruning shears & loppers.

The 4.5 inch diameter trunk. Ready for pruning shears & loppers.

Refreshing look without deformed maple and spindly tall tree.

Refreshing look without deformed maple and spindly tall tree.

Sticks are underneath leaves, cut up trunk is at the curb.

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.

This sweetgum at birdbath needs to go, but don’t think I can do it myself. It is visually disrupting.

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This entry was posted on January 22, 2015 by in The Seasons, Winter.
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