FROM FULL SHADE TO FULL SUN, AND I AM IN MOURNING

They pulled in with an aerial lift, a chipper, and a grinder. They tied thick ropes around limbs and limbs fell prey to chain saws.Their massive claw-like trunk grabber could have served as inspiration for a Star Wars film.

I watched for five hours, impressed at the skill of the three muscly guys from Precision Landscape and Tree, Inc. as they coordinated their moves with the same kind of grace and timing as members of a top-notch ballet company. Piece by piece, limb by limb they worked in our small yard to remove our 50+ foot, 60+ year dying ash tree.

The only indications that the tree was ever there are the eight foot diameter hole (which they filled in), the fine sawdust in the grass, and more sun than my shade-tolerant plants will be able to handle. And, of course, my hazy sense of loss. But what must be must be; I’d recommend these guys to anyone.

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THANKS, FELLAS!

Author: Judy Westergard

Retired English teacher, self-taught painter, inveterate reader and still lovin' my Kindle!

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