Saying Good-Bye To A Tree



No sooner had I come in from taking pictures of the fall colors yesterday, when I heard a bunch of men talking next door at the little shop.  I saw tree service trucks parked out front and knew then what was to take place.  The old Black Walnut tree was coming down.  It was dying and becoming a hazard.  The owner of the shop knew we wanted the wood so the tree men are stacking it nicely along our fence line.   One of the bigger pieces we hope to make into a Norwegian style tree trunk chair.  The tree men have been kind enough to cut me just the right piece for that.   I am going to miss hearing the Great Horned Owl, hoot hoot from the tree each night and the squirrels are certainly going to have to find another route for travel into our yard, but on the positive side, Black Walnut trees are said to have chemicals surround them that makes it difficult to grow a garden near by and ours is pretty close and it does appear to be a truth, as nothing much grows closest to the fence line.   We will have a lot of fire wood now, matter of fact, we are unsure if it will all fit in the wood shed with what we have in there already.  Emery will be getting a real workout, splitting all this wood.  Might be time to rent a log splitter for a day or so..   I am so thankful I got pictures of the tree in all its fall glory, before it came down.  

Comments

Patty Sumner said…
How sad for the old tree but what a blessing to for you.. So much provision....heat and creativity form the old tree. Enjoy! Blessings!
aimee said…
A Norwegian style tree trunk chair would be amazing!
Aimee
Tim Jet said…
I have always loved trees. It began in my childhood in Evanston, where the streets were lined with arched elms that provided welcome Online Plant Nursery

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