So we had some dead trees in our yard.
How did they die when they look so young? Well, the short story is we tried to drill a well to help keep our pond topped off. We ended up drilling 102 feet and hitting SALT WATER!
Geniuses that we are, we thought we’d run the salt water into our swill way to see if it would clear up to fresh water. Hours later, no fresh water. The next year, dead trees because they sucked up all the salt water into their roots.
So we’ve left them alone for years. I was hoping they’d come back. David knew better but indulged me in keeping them up.
Well, this past winter we had some pretty heavy winds and some of these trees ended up coming down. So it was time to break out the chain saw.
I know David hated seeing these trees go too. But they were completely dead.
We still have plenty of trees on our property. So it’s not terribly devastating.
I’m very proud of David for felling the trees around the tree that we planted just 2 years ago. Another talent exposed.
David Checking Out His Handy Work
Then the guys came and obliterated the carnage.
We have to do the same in our front yard, and I’m a bit dismayed. The trees are diseased and we weren’t aware until it was too late (RVer’s ourselves). Problem is, when we’re home they provide the perfect level of “privacy” for our yard. Hmmmm… guess I should bite the bullet and put them out of their misery.
Yes, it was not the choice I WANTED to make…but it was a choice that HAD to be made. I hate to have to cut trees down.