Monday, November 23, 2015

Not Such A Giant Anymore ..

Hello my dear friends,

the work on our willow tree is finally done.

 It took three days and now our gentle giant isn't too giant anymore but still a wonderful gentle piece of nature. All in all 4 truckloads of her were taken away ~ 3 of them were chipped and one had the largest pieces of the tree. Overall the work went very well with only a few things I wasn't too happy with but I can now sleep at night again when it is stormy and our tree will hopefully have several more years to live in our backyard and bring us joy.

The final piece 'falling'. The crown being cut and then lowered to the ground.

Our tree went from this three days ago ...

... to this now.

Much smaller and safer too.

Looking a little closer, now covered with newly fallen snow ...

... it doesn't look too bad.

I am actually surprised, that I wasn't more upset after the work was done and so much of the tree was taken away. Instead I felt a little more peaceful about the entire thing and that is one good feeling.

Thank you all for your kind comments and understanding of how I feel about our tree. These days it is too easy just to cut a tree down without thinking of how long it took to grow. I am so happy we decided to do the right thing for us and our tree.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. You did a service to your beautiful tree, it will be safe and thrive for years to come.

  2. Oh what a pitty, but now the tree will stay alive.

    Hugs Ines♥

  3. I understand how difficult the decision is. We had to cut a tree down a few years ago because it had grown around power lines. Fortunately we did because it was dead on the inside and could have easily fallen.

  4. Your tree was beautiful Karen.. It 's hard to cut them back but you know it will be healthy now AND safe. It will be so pretty in the spring. I remember living in Ohio, and being surrounded by huge Maple trees that were very near the house. It was scary during storms..Thank you for your visit to my blog. I hope that you have a very Happy Thanksgiving! <3


  5. Sniff. Sniff. I know you are sad, but look at all the beautiful new life for that tree. Soon it will be majestic once again.


  6. I hate to have to cut a tree as well...know you are giving it "new life"!

  7. I'm sorry that your tree had to be cut back, but so much better than killing it. I'm sure it's a relief to know that it's no longer a danger. I know it will be beautiful once again.

  8. Oh Karen, hopefully your beautiful Salisbury will be back to her grandeur in no time. I was just sick to my stomach to watch a neighbor on our street cut down 3 large mature oak trees in their lawn which ruined our tree lined street...I had to wonder if they were just tired of raking the leaves each fall??? Shortly thereafter, a new neighbor who moved in behind us removed a tree in the back that he said was a safety issue but in the process they took out 3 mature trees in the front and along side the house to get the removal equipment in. I can't understand why people move to a wooded area and then just cut out their own little bald spot, I think there should be some kind of city ordinance against it. I'm so glad you appreciate your tree and are caring for her.