This oak tree has been in the front yard of The Frog & PenguINN since Grenville and I bought our home in 2003, so we’re not exactly sure of its age. However, this lovely and very large tree started losing many branches in wind storms the past couple of years.
We decided not to chance the tree falling on the house one blustery day, and consulted a local tree specialist about trimming some of the larger limbs away from the house.
To our dismay, we learned that trimming the branches would be nearly as costly as removing the tree. We were shown an area in the lower tree trunk which could split in cold weather. Hearing that we could trim some of the tree, only to have it split, fall and possibly damage the house another time, we made the decision to have the tree entirely removed.
Live thy Life,Hearing that we could trim some of the tree, only to have it split, fall and possibly damage the house another time, we made the decision to have the tree entirely removed this past weekend.
Young and old,
Like yon oak,
Bright in spring,
Then; and then
Soberer-hued (Alfred Lord Tennyson)
The front yard is much more open and the pecan tree on the left will be able to open up after being blocked by the oak tree. We will miss the oak tree and may plant another tree in its place next spring.