Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Then and Now

Just under five years ago, I took this photo of the elm tree in the front yard of our building.

Tree canopy

Several months ago, the tree had to be cut back severely because of disease. Branches were rotting from the inside, causing a significant risk of injury to passersby. It was sad to see the tree cut down so drastically, but it was necessary.

Still, there is hope. The tree's growth is coming back dramatically:

Five years later

Maybe there will even be seeds next spring – which means that the local parakeet community will come to eat them, and maybe I’ll even get to take pictures of them.

Hey, a girl can hope.

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