Out of the Blue

I've mentioned my neighbor's giant Liriodendron (tulip tree) a couple of times in the past. Most recently I confessed I am starting to hate it, in spite of its soaring magnificence. The thing just drops crap everywhere, including our rain gutter, and it's completely lost its charm at this point. My neighbor recently asked my feelings about this, and I was candid, while still trying to make it clear he should keep his tree if he really loves it. He expressed misgivings about it himself, saying it may be literally getting the axe. The other day there were tree guys in their yard, but they just trimmed at some smaller stuff and left. I guess they were just messing with us, because they are back this morning, and it's obvious operation mayhem is in full effect. I have real guilt pangs, as this is a glorious old tree, but it also was a terrible neighbor. This has the potential to become an even greater regret if it turns out the lost shade makes the BlueTower considerably hotter in the summer, but for now with mixed feelings we'll bid adieu to this giant wooden litterbug. Apologies to Joyce Kilmer, but I think that I shall never see a thing as lovely as a stump. In that spot at least.

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What a coinky-dink we are in the middle of a tree removal operation. In fact I was just debating calling my tree guy to see how close he is too showing up. We have a monster of a silver maple in the backyard that I am afraid is one ice-storm away from crushing our garage and/or the neighbor's garage (both detached). We had it's twin removed ten years ago, and man has the price of tree removal gone up. Wish I could get in my time machine and go back to tell myself to have both removed at the same time. Xmastree
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