July 2, 2012

These middle-of-the-night thunderstorms have cut into my beauty sleep!
Recent winds had snapped the top off a tall Poplar tree. It had tall trunks that reached 60 feet into the air as it towered above the roofline. A few days later, a second storm had broken the other trunk. Sadly, I decided it need to be removed. All day I watched experts meticulously work from-the-top-down deciding which branches to cut and where the limbs should fall, so they wouldn’t get hung up. When the last few sections of trunk were felled, the house literally shook. I now have a mountain of wood chips to get my flowerbeds into shape. After a recent garden tour excursion I’m ready to incorporate a few ideas.