When we bought our house in 1976, there was a small magnolia tree in the back yard. After
several years, when we could see it wasn't growing, we moved to the front yard next to our house.
In retrospect...probably not the wisest decision! Although it did grow and flourish, it's roots have broken up our driveway and the leaves...oh my! what a mess they make! I love the blossoms, but they were always so high in the tree, you could barely see them. And the only way to pick one was to climb on the roof...not an option for this girl! Here's a picture...it's a tall one!
So, after much consideration, the decision was made to cut it down. I was surprised
when I pulled in after work today to find that the Hubby had done just that!
He kept the big wood to burn in our stove and this is the trailer full of branches
that will be hauled to the landfill.
We will miss the shade and the beauty of the tree, but we will have a sunny spot in
our yard (a rare thing!) to plant something. Also, when Hubby resurfaces the driveway
soon, it should stay smooth and flat!
Glad to have a Hubby who can do these things...saves us lots of money! He told me he used my
Daddy's chainsaw (one of the tools he inherited when my dad died a few years ago)
for part of the job. That made me happy. I know it would have made Daddy happy, too!
A nice thought for this week before Father's Day!