|Even as young as approximately three months old, |
Lilo enjoyed surveying the neighborhood from under the shade of her tree.
|Lilo's cawtawba on her last day|
Our neighbor's tree cutters removed his trees first, and I went home for lunch just in time to oversee the removal of ours. The guys had the tree cut and cleaned up in less than an hour. It was an interesting sight to witness.
|They removed individual branches first.|
Here's a view from below, next to the garage. Notice the line going through the tree. That was interesting. Nothing a large rope couldn't hold back while the tree was sliced.
Once the guys had the tree down and started cutting off the stump, they showed me that there was a large hole through the middle of the trunk. I sent a the picture below to my WV state forester friend and he informed me that the tree had been rotting from the inside out. Suddenly I felt tons better about our decision to remove her.
The view from the back porch isn't as private and protected as it once was, but we have opened up many possibilities for a patio or a deck with potential for privacy fencing. Maybe we can put our firepit (a Christmas gift) to good use here.