Here’s the view out my back door this morning before I left for work. See the playhouse in the bottom right corner for scale.
And here’s what it looks like now:
When we moved into this house about 10 years ago, there were three Monterey Pine trees along with several other large trees. We had an arborist come out and look at them all and he said that the two Monterey Pines next to the house needed to come out before they started to drop enormous branches through our roof. When put that way, we said OK and took them out.
But the tree in the back, that was so lovely and offered great shade, still had a few years left on it, so we kept it. Until now.
And now our yard looks bleak and dusty to me. I know I’ll get used to it, but I’m kind of sad about it today.
Over the next few days they’ll be chainsawing down the rest of it and then grinding out the stump. Fortunately that is all very quiet work, so at least that is something. Oh wait.