We dropped this Bradford Pear tree on Saturday, 10/17
The front face of our Bradford Pear tree didn't grow. It was in the growth path of 3 Aspen trees, (which we dropped earlier this spring). Aspen trees are dominant trees, and therefore the Bradford couldn't branch out like it should have - like a pear. When we dropped the Aspens - they were diseased & were being eaten from the inside-out - this Bradford just became an eye sore for us. I am going to miss the shade it provided, and I'm going to miss watching the Robin's lay their eggs & raise their little hachtlings each spring too. My front room (and whole house for that matter) is going to be bloody hot in the summer!
Lovey took all of 5 minutes to drop the tree,
and it only took 10 minutes for us to load it in the trailer. Amazing!
And for his brother, Pat, (if you're reading our blog at all) Tony said, "Pat who?!"
Daddy's little helper...
We ended up cutting down another Aspen in the back yard (it too was diseased - the truck was basically sawdust from being eaten from the inside), and an Apple tree that was never trimmed to produce properly. The neighborhood kids were a big help in hauling the branches to the front yard, and even helped me rake up some dead grass & leaves.