Today we had to say goodbye to the oldest, tallest, shadiest tree in our yard. :( It was really sad to see it go. Really sad. But it had to be done. What, you might wonder, is a good enough reason to remove such a lovely sycamore? I’ll show you.
That would be the remnants of a nylon rope that someone tied around the tree at least a decade ago…and the tree grew around it and swallowed it.
That would be a 2×4. Yup, a piece of wood being consumed by our tree. Does that make it a cannibal? Oh, it makes me so sad to see this! If you need a better view…
We figured that the kids who lived in the house before us tried really hard to build a tree house. I’m guessing they gave up.
Yes, friends. That would be another rope that got swallowed up by the tree.
This might seem a little shallow, but every time the wind blew, a million of these little twigs would fall all over the grass. I clean up after 4 kids all day, I don’t want to clean up after the tree all the time too!
We didn’t know about this one until today, but there is METAL in the middle of the tree. METAL!!! The poor guy cutting it up ruined his saw. Who does this to a tree? And it wasn’t just one spot…but it was in the trunk, AND in one of the main branches. I’m still cringing. Maybe nails from the failed tree house?
This was the beginning of the end of our favorite big tree…even the kids were sad. Probably the closest thing we’ll ever have to a pet! Well, other than the 4 monkeys running around our house. We’ve planted nearly 20 trees in our yard since we moved in almost 8 years ago. And I have to feel good about that. Especially since I’ve been having all this tree removal guilt! Goodbye sycamore!!