Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Two trees that I dearly loved when we bought this houuse 2 1/2 years ago are getting cut down. They both suffered the drought of 2011 - when the house was on the market the trees/lawn probably was not being watered. A month after buying the house we lost the tree in the backyard. We hired a company to trim the front yard tree. I saw how much they were trimming and panicked. I called the home office and they assured me that the crew knew what they were doing.
Well, they didn't. The tree was already suffering from the drought and they added stress by cutting too much of the tree at once and just about every branch they cut - they cut at the wrong angle. The tree couldn't "heal" its "wound" and thus diseased.
To have this company grind the trees would cost @ $500 more!!! So they will cut them to "grade level" and my DH and I will chop away at the rest.
We will re-plant - thinking about red oak.
We are just so sad to have lost these