Thursday, November 06, 2008

Goodbye tree

So sometime during the night my tree had something like a heart attack. While it appeared healthy enough, it simply keeled over and died....
Right on my neighbors fence.
Fortunately, he'd built a strong one.
I'm planning on cremation.

So, I rolled up my sleeves and searched my house for a cutting object

Yeah.. that's a hacksaw. And no, it is NOT meant to cut trees.It took 10 full minutes to get that deep, so I headed off to the hardware store and found a saw. Isn't it pretty. :) Note the handy words like "fast" "efficient"

I then buckled down and determined to be more stubborn than the tree, and after a few hours I managed to get this

And this!

I sucked down some caffeine and finally I accomplished this:
Doesn't it look like someones burying themselves in a pile of leaves? Can't you see the legs sticking up in the air?
Now the area is completely cleared (I'll update with a picture later hopefully) since a chainsaw finally showed up and chopped things up into firewood.
I'm sorely disappointed to have lost my tree. It was a beautiful apricot tree. I'll be looking into planting a new one in it's place but I'm trying to decide which kind. So far, amongst voters, the top three picks are apricot, plum and peach.
Any advice?

2 comments:

NaNcY said...

hey muscles!
wow! that is a good cutting job you did there.

how about cherry?

flyawaynet said...

I love cherries! But realisticly with the volume of fruit trees produce, since I'm only one person I figured I would be able to find more uses for the other three options. I'd love to see a cherry tree though! I wonder if just taking up every inch of my yard with trees is an option?