The Camphor Laurel tree had to be cut down. (Its stump can be seen in the first picture.) After the tree lopping team arrived, they first cut down our umbrella tree, then they started working on our palm tree and last of all was then the camphor laurel tree taken care off.
In a few days they’ll come back to cut out the three stumps.
We feel we suffered a big loss for we loved those trees. We enjoyed them over many years. But unfortunately they had to go. They did grow much too big for our small backyard, and they were too close to the fence and to our house. There just was not enough room for them. They’re also classified as ‘noxious’. Their roots spread everywhere. From the spikes in the palm tree one could get poison into one’s skin causing nasty skin infections.
Tuesday, 23rd of August
Peter took yesterday some pictures of our backyard and just sent them to me. Here they are: