Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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.
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...