Posts Tagged ‘arbor_day’
written 8!3!13 – William cut down a pine tree in the back yard. He had gotten it from school on Arbor Day in about third grade. We planted it in the yard and kept it watered. When we decided to move, we talked about the tree and decided to take it with us. It was only about a foot tall. About five years later we moved again. The tree hadn’t grown much and it was now like the furniture, always there and mobile, so we dug it up again. The yard at this house is small, and we wrongly thought that the tree would stay small. It was planted by a fence and by the backyard gate. We have been here for about ten years. In the last two or three years the tree has grown to over fifteen feet tall. It is up on the fence and is blocking the gate. One day we decided that the tree needed to be cut down. There is now a big empty area of sunshine where the tree had been. William will cut it up. We have another pine tree in the back of the yard, but it must not get enough light. It is healthy, but only about a foot tall. William cut down a tree from behind our garage too. They grow so close to the garage. Some shade the garage roof so that the roof doesn’t dry after a rain. We cut the branches back about once a year. Others are right next to the garage and when the wind blows in the summer, the roof of the garage creeks as the tree sways in the wind. This tree has almost completely been cut down.