The Tree is Coming Down!!!

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I am so excited!!! Got a call from the tree man this morning - he is coming today to take down my blue spruce!!!

It is a dirty tree with needles all over the sidewalk and yard - there is no keeping up with it! It is full of birds that I will miss but I will not miss the crap they drop on my car. It is taller than my house and my yard is very uneven thanks to the roots system of this tree. IF it were to go in a storm (and we have had some that I watch it carefully in horror) it would either take out my house or half the power in the City. The only reason no other structures are in danger is that I am surrounded by parking lots (the fire dept tore down the house across the street several years ago).

 

Woohoo! The tree is coming down - as Murphy would have it, guests are arriving today. Tree trumps!!

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You're probably much relieved about taking that tree down!  After having a 50 ft tree fall in our side yard and causing a lot of damage to the house, yard, and fence AND another 50 ft tree fall toward the street...I can certainly understand.  I'm saving up to remove the very large Elm that sits between our house and detached garage.  It does provide some shade to the back of our house (very nice here because of our warm climate) but is probably a hazard as well...a tree limb from it came down on my dh's car and caused about $2K worth of damage.  It is on the list....

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What a relief it must be to get that down!

If you're looking for an inexpensive gazebo (there is no such thing), our Costco each spring has a cedar beautiful gazebo which comes in 8 boxes for approx. $2,000. Keep your eye out for it. That's a lot cheaper than anywhere else I've seen. Of course, you'll have to pay someone to build it, but it should be an easy job since everything is in the box.

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Thanks. We do not have Costco here, but I will be watching he sales. We have a friend who had a woodworking shop - they now drive school bus - and I may talk to him about it. I do not need a great big one which is good because I do not have a big yard to put it in.

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Actually, if the discount is good enough, it might be worth joining. And you can ordered it delivered right to you. 

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Right now, I am hoarding pennies to get my roof. I will look for a gazebo later. Also it will take a while for DH to understand the value of getting a gazebo.

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What might work for you and would be much cheaper is a garden arch or pergola. You wouldn't even have to have it in the yard all the time. If you have a elopement, just bring it out, decorate it and voila! You can find some nice ones at Home Depot or Lowe's in the spring. Much more practical.

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Thank you.

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It took 2 hours - start to finish. I will of course be doing a blog about it. Just finished resizing the photos I will use.

This is what was there (I had to go half a block away to get it all)

I missed him dropping the top but this was as high as he went (DH askd est. 79 - 80 feet of tree)

then the end result

the power lines of the City are now safe.

http://www.gillumhouse.com/blog/and-down-it-came/

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Wow!  That was a big job!  Congrats to you!  It's so wonderful to just get something irritating like that off your "list" Smiling

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Now I need to get my hedges fixed (died, not tree related) and I hope to save up to get a gazebo for elopements.

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I knew this was your post without even opening the right page.  Good luck to you and the incoming guests.

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