One of the things we want to do this year is get rid of some of the troublesome trees in our yard. We got a couple of quotes and after discussing our options, we decided to move forward with removing the oak in our front yard. All of the pines in the front and back will eventually go but with a total over $3k, it won’t be this year.
The oak in the front yard was in poor shape and we were afraid that if it fell, it would hit a neighbor’s house or car and we didn’t want our crappy tree to be somebody else’s problem.
I don’t think I have a real “before” picture so here’s a screenshot from Google Maps.
The tree in question is the one close to the center of the picture. It doesn’t look bad here, but this picture is almost 4 years old and in that time, the tree started to die from the top down. Every storm left a ton of large, heavy limbs in the street and the leaves were dead for most of the year. So $600 later we have this…
We could have had all of this hauled away but leaving it here saved us about $100. We had planned on burning the brush pile and hauling the logs to the backyard to eventually split and use for firewood. Actually moving the logs proved to be a little difficult but lucky for us a neighbor from a couple of streets over saw the pile and said he’d be willing to take whatever logs we didn’t want and cut down the logs we do. Hopefully that will happen this week! I’m glad that we finally got this tree taken care of and it gives us one more thing to mark off of our 2016 goal list!
I’ve got a small side yard and even smaller bathroom update for you guys later this week so stay tuned.