Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Weeping for our Willow

This past summer we lost a large portion of our Weeping Willow over the 4th of July. We paid to have part of it removed. We learned our huge, beautiful tree that dominated our back yard was completely rotted. We were told we would lose it bit by bit, and ultimately needed to be cleared. We resisted. We didn't want it to be true. We didn't want to spend all that money either.

Indeed, this fall we lost another large section, and our kind neighbor welded his chain saw at no cost. He was paid in 'Bou coffee beans.

Last week, a tree service was across the street, and offered to remove the tree for a good price. We decided to let our wonderful willow go....

Now our yard looks barren and desolate. Our beautiful tree provided magnificant shade and some privacy. When you pulled up our drive, it provided a backdrop to our home. If you came around from the side, you saw the big beauty as you approached.

This tree was actually a selling point when we bought the house. She is going to be missed by all of us. The kids loved to play in the fork of her branches. We had a small round table and chairs under her limbs. We rarely sat their, but it was such a calming view from our bedroom window.

Goodbye Ms. Willow! We know our loss will only become more pronounced with the new seasons...(and when we pay to have your massive stump removed!)

(See post below for a reflection on the tree in her greater glory.)


britta said...

Keep the stump! It will be a fun thing for the twinners to play on and around!

britta said...

P.S. I know I owe you an email back too!

darcie said...

oh how sad!
I love those trees!

Get a new one planted ASAP this spring!!


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