Friday, September 26, 2014

Death of a Beech Tree

Our Beech Tree has been dying for a while. We didn't want to face it. The tree was the reason we bought this house in the first place. We've had hot, dry summers the past few years, combined with some construction on the street and rebuilding the deck. The arborist came out today and looked at the tree and delivered the bad news: Take it down.
This is what it used to look like, large and majestic, towering over the house:


Here's what it looks like now:



It feels like we are losing a friend.

1 comment:

Melva Ullman said...

While it may be depressing to cut down something that has been with you guys for almost all your life, the reasons to do so are just as heavy. Since it has become quite unmanageable, it could lead to serious property damage, as well as personal injuries, when a thick branch falls off during storms, or even for no reason at all except old age. I do hope that when you cut it down, you might consider planting a new one, maybe somewhere a bit farther from your roof.

Melva Ullman @ MPDT

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