We have road construction going on in our neighborhood. The city is putting in new sewers, gutters and sidewalks. This means that all our mature trees, some of them close to 30 years old, were slated for removal to make way for the sidewalks.
I’ve been dreading the day the trees would come down. Yesterday, was the day. My husband left home at 7:30 to drop us off at work and school and by the time he arrived back home at 8:15am two trees were already down and in the chipper.
The crew is working with astonishing efficiency clearing over ¾ of the neighborhood in a matter of hours. When I arrived home, even knowing that the trees were gone, really didn’t prepare me for how bare it looks in our yard, and the really, the whole neighborhood.
We’ve only been in this neighborhood for 3 years, I can’t imagine what it’s like for some of our neighbors, who may very well have planted those 30+ year old trees.
After my initial unhappiness with the loss of the trees, I started to look forward to the change in the front yard. Imagine all the wonderful things I can do with this new landscape! Of course, many of my dream landscape ideas far out strip my current budget, but I can dream.