Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sounds silly, but it makes me sad

Feeling sad today about losing a tree. Not my tree, but a beautiful tree from the yard of the house right next door. I don't know what kind of tree it was; I suppose I could research it.

I was only gone for an hour and a half yesterday morning. When I returned and pulled into the driveway it seemed sunnier than usual. I didn't know why.
I was startled to see a stump where a healthy-looking, graceful tree once stood. I can't imagine why it was cut down.

There must be a reason.

I liked that tree. It not only provided shade but it added beauty to the neighborhood. It's an empty feeling now when I look outside.


concretenprimroses said...

I know how you feel! It is sad. We cut down some trees that we wanted gone. But we have also lost a lot of our street trees and it really takes away from the looks of the world.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i know how that feels. sometimes trees roots get into the pipes and cause problems, that may be why it's gone.

smiles, bee

tiff said...

A HUGE tree in the lot next to us came down a couple of weeks ago. I hated to lose it because now we get more sun (HOT!) and the streetlight of the small apt building behind us blazes into our backyard. Grrrr...I know how you feel.

Barb said...

I know exactly how you feel. I will do anything to keep from taking down a tree. On my first day in New England I got a call from my neighbor at the Yellow house. A huge lib broke off and fell from one of my pecan trees in my front yard. My friend Al arranged for help to get a chain saw and cut it up and haul it off. It took about half of the tree. I can't bring myself to go over and look at it, although my parents rode over yesterday. I know I'll cry when I see it.

Big hugs :)

EG Wow said...

Hmmm. In a few towns around here it's illegal to cut down trees beyond a certain size because they are so good for the atmosphere, converting carbon dioxide into pure oxygen and cooling the air as well as creating shade. I wonder if the tree was diseased.

Linda said...

Years and years ago, when I was in third grade I think it was, an accident happened that took out one of the big pine trees that stood in my grandfather's yard. I remember being so upset about that poor tree (a small VW bug had been trying to go up the hill and somehow or other rolled all the way back down the hill and rolled up and into the tree) and not really caring about the person in the car - who wasn't hurt anyway.

Unfortunately, the tree that stands in my side yard may have to be taken down before too long even though it's a big old beautiful tree that provides lots of nice shade. The roots are getting into the sewer pipes and are also very close to the wires. If Hurricane Earl had been the storm they said it was going to be, that tree may very well be on the house rather than shading the house because a lot of the roots are above ground.

Still, if it has to go, I will miss it.