Big Loss

22 Aug

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Here in front is our Camphor Laurel tree before it was cut down.

The Camphor Laurel tree before it was cut down.

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.

Man cutting the palm tree's trunk.

Man cutting the palm tree’s trunk.

Our backyard looks pretty bare at the moment. But we're going to plant soon something new and hopefully a bit more suitable for this small area.

Our backyard looks pretty bare at the moment. But we’re soon going to plant  something new and hopefully something a bit more suitable for this small area.



Tuesday, 23rd of August

Peter took yesterday some pictures of our backyard and just sent them to me. Here they are:















6 Responses to “Big Loss”

  1. Dina August 23, 2016 at 1:04 am #

    I’m so sorry for your loss! I feel very attached to our trees and a few of the have to go sooner or later …

  2. Kate Kresse August 23, 2016 at 1:12 pm #

    Awwww I’m sorry. I hate when we lose trees, too…..

  3. gerard oosterman August 25, 2016 at 9:39 am #

    We are sure you will make a fresh start and get a nice garden going soon. The trees were far too big and camphor laurel are notorious for not allowing much else to grow near them.

  4. Debra August 26, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

    Jus this week we also had to have a beloved fig tree taken out because the roots were creating serious problems. I felt like I lost a friend…and worst of all, I felt guilty for making the decision! I hope you can quickly add to your backyard to make it more congenial. Losing three trees is indeed difficult!

  5. likeitiz August 30, 2016 at 5:05 am #

    It is always sad when some old companions have to go.

  6. auntyuta October 4, 2016 at 7:54 am #

    I just looked at some pictures that I published in March 2012. They show the lushness of our surroundings at the time.

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