One of the pine trees in my side yard got way bigger than expected so I had it removed today. This was an “in progresss” photo. I was half tempted to leave it like that–it looked like a palm tree. Haha. Sadly, I will now have to look at the neighbor’s house through the gaping hole that was left by the tree.
And, this problem’s only going to get worse. I have three more pine trees on the side of the house and they all might need to go at some point. There’s another one out there that is the same variety as the one that was removed today, so I’m sure it will also get too big. I planned on having it removed this year, but since it was so much smaller than the other one, I figured it could wait a while longer (it’s the other tree shown in the picture). The remaining two trees are of a different variety, so we’ll see what they do.
I plan on planting some ornamental grasses at the top of the pond area so I don’t have to see the neighbor’s house when I’m enjoying the pond. When we planted arborvitae in the back a few years ago, we also temporarily planted some grasses in between them to fill in the gaps until the arborvitae could take hold. Well, the arborvitae are looking pretty good, so I could certainly move a few of the grasses.
Ideal Tree Service, who trimmed my deciduous trees last year, took care of this in short order (they were here for less than an hour).