Here Today, Gone Tomorrow


We had another tree cut down in our yard yesterday and this stump is all that remains. It was an old pine that died and was infested with pine beetles. It was also dangerously close to our house, so we finally bit the bullet and paid to have it cut down.


I asked my husband to take pictures, but by the time he was up and ready the tree was already gone! At least the workers were quick and efficient. It's sort of sad to see a tree go though. I hope no birds were nesting in it - the woodpeckers especially like to make their homes in those tall, skinny pines.

10 comments:

Olivier said...

toujours triste de voir un vieil arbre mourir, mais il faut mieux cela qu'apres une tempĂȘte il tombe sur ta maison

brian said...

it is sad to lose older trees like this! but if it's dead and close to the house, it's gotta go! =)

Jon said...

It is alarming how many pine trees in Mississippi are being killed by pine beetles. I read an article about global warming affecting many species of trees around the world in that disease and insects are now being found in areas they were once never heard of. Sad to see Mother Nature being tossed topsy-turvy.

Jon at Mississippi Garden

MaCoBra said...

There it went.. How long has the tree been there? The first few days, or for a long time, something remains missing..

Per Stromsjo said...

Those arborists are an impressing bunch. They'll cut down and chop up almost anything for us in no time.

gel(Emerald Eyes) said...

Look at all those rings of age! Oh, I understand that sadness. I wish the builder who built our house had planned better when planting the trees. (We're not the original owners, so those trees were old and not transplantable by the time we bought.) We have needed to have trees cut down for the same reason or our house's foundation would have been compromised.

byrningbunny said...

Sad to lose the old trees, but amazing to see the rings on the tree.

Halcyon said...

The area where we live was actually a pine forest, so this tree was quite old and not planted. The builders did their best to keep some of the native landscape.

We have one pine left and some other "weed" type trees. I am thinking of planting something new. Perhaps a magnolia, although I hear their leaves can be quite a mess!

crittoria said...

I love to look at the rings in a stump. I think they make the neatest patterns. My husband can read them and tell you the life story of the tree. It's so interesting!

Louis la Vache said...

There goes your toothpicks "on the hoof", so to speak...
;-D