Still in the Yard... but Less
The elm trees for which this blog was named were partially cut down yesterday and today.
It turns out that they were diseased and rotting. If they had been allowed to remain as they were, falling branches—some thicker around than an adult human being—could have caused severe injury or worse, God forbid. (At least one branch fell last year, lightly injuring one of the building’s residents.)
And so, we did what had to be done.
Here, a workman cuts down one of the trees in the adjacent yard:
Looking down from above at the truncated tree:
The same tree at ground level:
The view from just inside the front gate, with tree debris covering the sidewalk to a depth of several feet:
I’ll miss the tree with its magnificent canopy. I will particularly miss the wild parakeets that used to come and eat the seeds every spring. But I’m told that the tree will grow back. I hope it will, and that it will stay healthy when it does!