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:
Auntie, Sister. Grandmother, Great-Grandmother,
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I've lived in Australia since 1959 together with my husband Peter. We have four children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. I started blogging because I wanted to publish some of my childhood memories. I am blogging now also some of my other memories. I like to publish some photos too as well as a little bit of a diary from the present time. Occasionally I publish a story with a bit of fiction in it. Peter, my husband, is publishing some of his stories under berlioz1935.wordpress.com
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6 thoughts on “Big Loss”
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 …
Awwww I’m sorry. I hate when we lose trees, too…..
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.
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!
It is always sad when some old companions have to go.
I just looked at some pictures that I published in March 2012. They show the lushness of our surroundings at the time.