The trees in our front yard had been on the edge since we bought the house last May. Arizona Ash only have a 30-40 year life span (according to our arborist) and ours have been there for more than 50. After that big storm two weeks ago took another few branches, it was time to say goodbye to one of the trees. Our house faces south and it provided the much-needed shade from the Texas sun, but it wasn't worth risking the only branch left falling on the roof, the car or the kitties. So Friday while I was at work, it came down. It must have been amazing to watch the guys work, swinging around like monkeys with chainsaws on tree limbs that I didn't think had the strength. Many thanks to the Husband for taking the pics from start to stump grinding.
Goodbye big ugly tree that dropped moss balls and hosted the birds that pooped on our car and driveway! The cats will miss scratching your roots and we'll miss your shade. Now I just need to find a fast growing oak. The house looks naked.
More pics after the cut (heh - cut.)