Thursday, October 9, 2008

And Then There Was One

When we bought our house, the backyard was covered with trees. It looked like the previous owners went to the local Home Depot and picked out one of everything!
As first time homeowners, we specifically requested to see homes with "mature trees"...I guess it sounded good. We immediately took out a whole row of evergreens along the back fence. After several years of raking mounds of leaves every fall and pruning, we were happy to cut down another one. Along came a storm and that took out another, leaving only the stump. So now we're down to one. Today we had a tree service remove the stump and thin out the remaining tree. It looks great and we didn't have to work up a sweat! Our backyard still isn't the oasis that we're dreaming of, but it's not a jungle either!

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