Sunday, March 8, 2009
I love my trees. We planted our Quakies when we moved in almost 10 years ago. The trees in front of our house got big and beautiful. Ok so there were suckers, but they were worth it. I loved the sound of the wind blowing through the leaves. And they shaded my house so well! Well, apparently the bores loved them too because half of the 2 trees in front were dead. So Mike and I decided to take them out. Mike and the boys dug around them and then Mike started chopping roots. Mike tied a rope to the first one and pulled it over (He felt really cool and strong hehe) But we needed Travis and his suburban to get it out of the ground and to pull out the second one. That was an adventure. They broke the first rope. Then a chain. Then after a trip to the store and purchasing a new tow strap they broke the tow strap........but with a new knot in the broken tow strap THEY FINALLY CAME OUT!!! It makes me sad. At the moment they are sitting in my gutter so unfortuanaely I am not totally missing them, but I need to make a trip to the nursery to get some new trees!!!