Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Tree work ...........
About 35 years ago, not long after the house was built, we got a handful of pine seedlings from a friend who worked for the forestry department. We stuck them in the ground out by the road. Surprisingly they survived and grew. The picture above shows how large they had gotten.
Hubby decided he wanted to get them all cut down. Grass wouldn't grow under the trees and they dropped pine cones and pine needles all over the side front yard. The roots from those nearest the driveway were pushing up and cracking the asphalt. So, we contacted our tree service and had them come in, cut them down, clean up, and grind down the stumps.
The business is a husband and wife team. He did most of the work up in the bucket, while she fed branches in the chipper and cut up larger pieces with a chain saw.
Looks different with the trees gone. We put down lime and fertilizer this afternoon, then sowed grass seed. It has gotten very dry, but we are hoping for some rain tomorrow. We're thinking about planting azaleas on the other side of the fence.