After the tree commission approved, after the limbs came off and the trunk was hauled away, after a chipper shredded all that was left to bits and those bits rotted away with manure into soil…that pile of soil became the topsoil in my newly flattened lawn, mostly in my new vegetable beds.
I have a new pile of mulch, but it was not from my trees and a “gift” from the friendly power company techs who were working in my neighborhood.
I planted the 4 cherry trees uphill, and am planning to prune them into espaliers…just to spite the “urban canopy.”
I have to work to remember those crummy months of branches in the muddy ditch and trying to mow over that awful root in order to be as proud as I am pleased with my new gorgeous lawn and garden.
And, while we ground out one stump, the offending KCT stump is here to stay. It’s a perfect base for a large ceramic planter, that for 2 years now has held mums and annuals and is one of my favorite little spots in my garden. 17 months ago