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12 April 2010 @ 11:20 pm
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Haggleblast! Whisper-not!

Damned if I don't love Dead Like Me...

Our weather keeps veering back into winter (hence today's garage-biking). Lauren decided to go "swimming" today (a quick dip in the barely-heated pool, during the rain)—on the same day where the grownups complained about how miserably cold and damp it was. She said she enjoyed it, though. :0

We'll be losing our three giant legacy trees soon. We had people come by to give estimates on mistletoe removal a couple of weeks back, and the last person instead pulled me outside to show me exactly why all three trees are doomed right now and also dangerous. We've been so focused on keeping the branches cleaned up (they're 59 years old, and have a 50-year lifespan) that we never noticed the 2-foot long splits in all three crotches (that could halve the trees at any moment). Last night, we had a sudden windstorm, and I moved my computer out of the office/bedroom that lies under a major section of one of the trees. :0

I hate losing those trees (their replacements are still pretty puny), and we'll lose the landscaping that goes with them, too. Those azaleas are going to fry once they're out in the open sun. And I just replanted one of them a few weeks ago!

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Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on April 13th, 2010 12:07 pm (UTC)
Seriously you can't mess with trees. My scheme is built in the policy of a long-gone country house, so there's a lot of old trees, some of which have left to grow after being the victims of Victorian fashion and some of these pollarded trees are huge. They go whenever it's really windy. One went last week and had it gone the other way it would have knocked a hole in the maisonettes.

It took out the school supply shed instead.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 13th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
It was a real shock to find out that ours were in such trouble. People have been removing theirs throughout the neighborhood, but usually prematurely.

Our neighbor removed his two a few months back, one of which had lost 2/3 of the tree in two different windstorms (so it was a clear candidate for removal). But the other one looked fine!

Now, sadly, we know that "fine from a distance" doesn't really begin to tell the story. :(