Monday, May 19, 2008
The long story is that I have spent a couple of years trying to save this tree. When we bought the land the PO had bulldozed almost half the roots off of the tree, leaving them exposed. So I painstakingly built a little retaining wall and backfilled it all (with a bucket -- this is pre-tractor days). And this year, it coughed up 4 leaves and died.
I have been staring at it and studying it for a couple of weeks. It leans back towards my metal shack and I just wasnt sure I could drop it myself. A set of climbing spikes and a belt costs upwards of $200. So tomorrow, Bubba is going to do it for $150.