Aug 10, 2016

Saying Goodbye to the Ol' Ash Tree

Yup, our big Ash Tree in the front of the house was hit by the borer and has been dying over the course of the last few months. We didn't even notice at first because coming off of the winter with no leaves on the trees, it wasn't easy to tell. But then I started noticing that it just wasn't coming back like it normally does. I thought it was odd but didn't think much of it.

Then we got a note left in our door offering to cut it down for us. That's when we really looked at it and realized it was dying. Only half of it had leaves and the other half looked really dead. And a few days after that our neighbors had their ash tree taken down. After looking it up, I realized it was a Ash Tree Borer that had done the killing and there was no coming back.

So we had no choice - it had to be removed.



Our beautiful Ash Tree - the only tree in our yard that we liked - had to be cut down. We put it off for awhile but finally decided to just get it dealt with and found a company that would remove the tree, grind the stump, and haul everything away.

So on a Wednesday we waited for them to show up. I had expected them first thing in the morning but they didn't show up. It wasn't until noon that they did show up which was a surprise to me.


But soon they got to work and the tree itself was done within 20 minutes. Addie loved every minute of it. She sat riveted, exclaiming that they were cutting the tree down.


When the tree was down, Addie lost interest. They were chipping the tree while someone else was grinding the stump. It actually took them longer to clean up than to take it down. But about an hour and a half after they started they were done and on to the next tree in someone else's yard. And all we had left of our tree was a wood chip pile.


It sounds a little funny to be so sad about a tree but it really was the only one we liked. We are sad that we lost that shade. It was just a great tree. But it is what it is. It does look a little odd to be able to see the entire front of the house without a tree blocking any of the view. I'm definitely going to miss that tree.


xo, B

1 comment:

  1. I had a big tree like this in the front of our yard when I was younger and they ended up cutting it down and I remember being devastated! It had always been such a part of our home that I was sad to see it go! I totally get how you're feeling.

    I just started following you on bloglovin and I love your blog! I would love a follow back<3

    xo Nicole
    www.damatoadventures.blogspot.com

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