Xericstyle

Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

TIMBERRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!

Hello tree – for the last time!

We used this firewood to place along all our metal edging to protect it by absorbing the impact of this 50 foot tree.

Tying a rope to direct the fall more precisely….and looking pretty cute doing so…

“Hmmmmmm…..what have we gotten ourselves into?!”

Come on Carlos….pull pull pull!  Come on Brett… cut it good!

Watch out Carlos!

“This is nothin’!”

“oh yeah!”

“All in a days work!”

Thank you to the husbands!!!!!  Not even one plant was harmed – they did an incredible job.  I am still so shocked, I planned to lose at least a few plants!  Us wives are thinking…hmmmmm….. tree topping business!   My Uncle Leo, A.K.A. “Bird Man” tree topping from Canada, will be so proud!

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8 Comments

  1. Salma

    HAHAHAHA love it!! it’s crazy seeing the tree lurching like that- it all happened so fast in reality. RIP little gracklets, the only casualty of the day, thankfully-

    • It did happen so fast – but those guys sure planned it well and kept safe. They were ready. Our husbands ROCK! And yes, I do feel terrible about the grackle nest too. :( The reality of it all, these things happen sometimes….urgh! – xericstyle

  2. Salma

    how sexy is your house going to look with that galvalume roof!!! can’t wait for that post!

    • Meeeeee toooooooo – xericstyle

  3. pris

    That’s great watching it all happen!! :)

    • It happened so fast! I am glad to have the pictures to show the experience in slow motion! Glad you enjoyed it-thanks for stopping by! – xericstyle

  4. A bold move to take down the tree even though it was out of keeping with the house. You are lucky that you had a clear space for it to fall. I love the way you have designed the pathways to break up the front. Do you have to put some grass in there. I know some HOAs are demanding a certain amount of grass. Looking forward to seeing the planting.

    • Thanks for stopping by Jenny, and for your compliments. :) I really enjoy your blog! I am so happy I can plant those beds now that the tree is gone – I was holding out because I knew I could eventually convince my husband to take the tree out for me. Luckily, we have no HOA so no grass needed. No front lawn here …that was the objective- I am looking forward to planting and seeing the next beds come alive. It is funny how contagious it is! I have neighbors and friends minimizing their lawn too. – xericstyle

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