Just a short three years ago when we purchased our home there was a nice grove of cedars at the west property line.
A wonderful bird habitat and it also provided privacy from that direction.
We are losing trees at an alarming rate.
A few due to trying to keep a grumpy neighbor happy and keep the peace in the neighborhood, and now quite a few to Mother Nature.
Cedar trees, unfortunately, have shallow root systems, and some heavy winds this winter (unusual for our area) have now taken down another five or six of the cedars.
This made for extra spring yard clean-up work for my husband over the past few days....
sawing, chopping, lifting, loading, dragging.... whatever it took to get the job done and the unsightly downed trees gathered up and placed into a deep gully in our woods.
That area of the yard is now much tidier, and we can only hope that we don't lose anymore trees this year.
It's been a hard winter.
Here he is after emptying a load of downed brush into the gully.
Not easy work for a 65 year old dude, but like one of those old battery commercials...
he just keeps going and going.
How's your spring going?