The arborists have finished and now I need to figure out what I am going to do with what remains.
This is what the gazebo area looked like before they arrived.
This is what it looks like now.
Teddy seemed to be confused with the changes.
This weeping evergreen is gone now. This hurt.
Looking down the hill before the chainsaw massacre.
Looking down the hill now.
A 40 foot blue spruce used to be here.
At least they left my Jack in the Pulpit.
I have not had bare spots like this in years.
See the arborvitae to the left. They are all gone now.
The area to the left of the gazebo used to be lined with junipers. Not any more!
Teddy walked around looking at all the bare spots. Ten junipers were removed from the millstone room.
Teddy looked at me as if to ask...where are my trees mama?
Now I have to replant the perimeter of this room.
These are two of the reasons why the forest needed to be thinned out. These two massive Bald Cyprus need room to grow.
Here is a third one which was being choked out and you can see how sad it looks. Now it should be able to grow to it's full potential.
That lower area is no longer the hidden vegetable garden. This is another nother area which needs to be replanted.
All of the areas look much less overgrown.
This area had a bunch of apple trees that were not producing because of being crowded and because of my refusal to spray. They are gone and now the Serbin Spruces have lots of room to grow.
Even with all the trees removed, Teddy still insisted on walking through the doors. I can't wait to replant this area.
All of the arborvitaes behind the fireplace had to be removed. Now I have to figure out what to replace them with.
Now that the old arbs are gone, you can see the stone work and the oakleaf hydrangeas that were hidden before.
Teddy's had it.
She wants her trees back.
Come back puppy....I promise I will plant new ones for you!
Not only was Teddy unhappy, the birds went a bit crazy. They were swooping and yelling and claiming new territory. As tough as it was to remove all of these trees, I think it was the right thing to do to preserve a lot of the important trees. At least I hope so!
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