Terry had been afraid to cut down the lightening struck tree because he was concerned the wind currents would shift in the yard and cause branches to fall on the house.
Then the other tree became a problem (according to the County Road people) because of over-hanging branches next to the road—the county road people came along and smacked several branches and left the branches they hit with their bucket just flung everywhere….on the fence, on the mailbox, next to the side of the road.
I was raised if you do something do it right- I guess this was right…smack the tree and just leave everything as is and don’t tell anyone. 😦
Terry and I went down and cleaned everything up, after we figured out what happened. Rudely they didn’t even tell us they were going to smack the branches off. Nor did we get a letter or any type of a warning…the neighbors saw them do it. (Sigh)
The blessing in the county road people’s damage is cutting down that tree could make a different wind pattern and keep any large branches that may fall off the house. The tree crew says it will…only time will tell.
Here is one last look at the skyline with the bookend trees still in place.
Change is always a constant on this earth, isn’t it?
Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,