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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Me Jayne, You Tarzan

After being woken up one morning by the sound of a chainsaw outside the window, I looked outside to see a guy swinging through the trees behind our house...

My husband had contacted the Homeowners Association in the spring about the state of some of the trees along the road that our property backs on to and they had responded  and called in an arborist who had taken down a couple of trees that had succumbed to Pine Bark Beetle damage. 

Some of the trees were still looking *stressed* though and we feared for our "forest" so my husband contacted them again.  This time, they took out one small, mostly dead pine tree and then did some clean up on our little forest behind the house.

They look a lot better, and we feel better knowing there's less chance of a branch coming down in a windstorm and damaging our house.

In the fall, we'll be scheduling an appointment to give the pine tree in our back yard a deep fertilization as part of a program to help it recover from the shock it sustained when the house was built.

We want to be able to enjoy our tree for years to come.

Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.


Jeff Branch said...

I love trees. With most of the new developments around here, all the trees are removed - such a shame. Our neighborhood is older and most yards have tons of trees. Clever post title.

meemsnyc said...

Sorry to hear that the trees are having so many problems. Darn beetles.

Jayne said...

I love trees too Jeff. We chose our lot specifically because of the trees and I really hope we don't lose any more of them, especially the one in our back yard.

Kyna said...

That was way too perfect a title. You must have nee WAITING for a situation like that to occur lol.

My name doesn't have too many clever wordplays. If any. :(

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Cool photo! You wouldn't catch me doing that job! I hope your other trees stay healthy.

maiaT said...

How nice to have your own forest. This great shot is a bonus for taking good care of it.
The guy, sure doesn't have problems with his blood pressure.