Monday, March 14, 2011

Good bye old friend

Many years ago we planted this beautiful river birch tree.  It was only about 3' tall when we planted it.  And it grew and grew and grew into this huge tree that was taller than our house.  The only problem with it is that it grew so huge it became too close to our house and had big giant roots that have already tore up our brick patio and were heading toward the porch and the septic tank.  I told my husband that if we were going to cut it down, it had to be soon because once it got leaves and was beautiful again, I couldn't do it.  So, with great agony, we decided it was time to cut it down and today was that day.
Just remember when you plant little trees that they grow up into huge trees and need lots of growing room.
Tommy starts sawing off the branches.
The whole tree is finally down and the guys are sawing it apart.  The pictures don't show how big the tree truly was.
What beautiful pieces of wood.
Call this nice guy if you have any trees you need removed.  He and his crew did a great job, efficient & tidy!
Good-bye old friend!


  1. We just replanted one that was to close to the pool, thankfully it's only 2 yrs old so not as big as yours. I sure hope it survives.