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27 May 2009

Wordful & Wordless Wednesday

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday and Wordful Wednesday!

I am still not caught up, but wanted to share a bit of what is happening in my life. I really would enjoy one season where we did not have a large, unexpected expense.

No, I did not have a healthy tree cut down, this one was quite old and rather ill.


A cross section of the tree.

I gave up counting rings when I hit 40.


The ground up stump.

We already have plans to plant a Ginkgo Tree.


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29 comments:

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

A ginkgo tree! How cool! You've certainly been busy... at least the tree is taken care of now.

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh, we had our 25 year old dying pine cut down a couple weeks ago! It's just crazy how much goes into cutting a tree down, grinding the stump, then carting it off! I'm glad we paid someone to do it. My husband was actually contemplating doing it himself! LOL!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

my brother does this for a living - I totally know the pain of that tree!

Anissa said...

You have been very busy! I have never heard of a ginkgo tree-- I'm going to look that up. TFS

Sara Bonds said...

Bye bye old tree. I have a real love and respect for trees. They are so old and wise and have seen so much. I would have been sad, but I understand that you said it was and ill tree.

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Angela said...

Ugh I hate those large unexpected expenses. However, a ginkgo tree sounds very lovely.
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Liz said...

oh man, I hate it when unexpected expenses come up! It is good that it's gone now, and a new tree can go up! :-)

mannequin said...

I hadn't related major expenses to seasons until now but , you're right.
Seasonal expenses.
A gingko tree? I must go see what they look like..

Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." said...

Glad to see your "tree woes" are over. I want to see pics of the new tree when you plant it. :)

Mighty M said...

Huge tree!!! What a huge job that must be...Can't wait to see the new one when you get it planted!

Tami said...

You will definitely have to post photos of the new tree when you get it in! Sounds beautiful.

Mighty M said...

You just popped up ahead of me on the roll call at SITS, so I'm happy to say hi again and I'm visiting from SITS! ;-)

Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry said...

That's one big tree! You guys were lucky you didn't get hurt :). My mom and sister have a gingko tree, its very old and really cool.
P.S. I tagged you on my blog.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I love big, old trees - well, until they get sickly and need to be cut down...we have 2 big, old, weeping willows in our Back 40 that need to be cut down - the neighbor has been helping cut down one that is dead (luckily no structures or fences nearby to worry about) but the other one is right above my greenhouse so we might need 'professional' help with that...

What a great idea to plant a Ginko tree - will be looking forward to seeing pictures! :)

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bookbabie said...

I hear you, we had to have some landscaping work done this year, sticker shock!

Eighty MPH Mom said...

Yikes! What a mess, and a pain I am sure. Hopefully it is all done now and you can move on! ((hugs))

Denise said...

Sorry to hear your tree had to be cut down. A Ginkgo tree sounds cool.

Muthering Heights said...

How sad...I'm sure it was a lovely tree!

Dee said...

One of my favorite things is old trees! Its always amazing to think what they've been through!

Naomi said...

Oh, it's always so painful to see big trees fall, even if they are sick... hopefully you'll get a new one in soon!

Lizzie said...

We planted a Ginkgo tree when our youngest was born!

Kathleen W. said...

I love Ginkgo trees. They're like one of the most ancient trees and can withstand pollution. I love their leaves too, but make sure to get a male one since the female trees drop poop-smelling berries in the summer. When I lived in Philly, they lined the streets and your shoes would be sticky with their stinky fruit.

Lilith Silvermane said...

Good tip from Kathleen.. I never knew that!

Good for you on planting a new one to replace the old... what a wonderful thing to do!

Nina said...

I hate when those unexpected expenses pop up. We have a real problem with sick trees where we live. They tend to grow moss all over them which over time kills them. We lost a huge old tree last fall when Ike went through. It was sad to see such a big old tree go.

Simply Being Mommy said...

Oh i just hate those unexpected expenses too.

A gingko tree sounds cool!

CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

Wow! I bet that baby was over 200 years old!

I don't understand why tree removal is so expensive!

angie said...

We cut down a tree about the same size a few years ago....it was healthy but the roots were breaking our drive way and I was surprised how sad I felt when it was down.

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

Wow! What a job! We have a tree we are looking to have removed. It is also old and not doing well and messing up our plumbing. I am waiting for our friend to come check out the tree. If it is able to be saved, we are going to have it transplanted =)

Kim @ What's That Smell? said...

We had a tree cut down awhile back because it was half dead and big branches were falling. We kept some of the trunk and had it milled into boards and my husband has been making stuff with it. I got a patio table being finished up for me right now.
Ginko trees are really neat, good luck with it.