Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A Bittersweet Farewell To Our Cherry Tree


Here is another "before" and "after" picture of our landscaping adventures. Not one that we are necessarily proud of. But.

The "before" picture is a very overgrown cherry tree. Very close to our screened-in back porch. When we bought our house in February of 2020, we had some small trees removed all around our house. But, not the cherry tree. 

The cherry tree bloomed and it was gorgeous, but it was swarmed with bees and so was our back porch. I am quite possibly mostly allergic to them. I didn't want to find out the hard way. Like I did with hazelnuts over a year ago. 

After that cycle, we had beautiful cherries forming and ripening. But. We had yet another swarm. Cedar Waxwing birds. They are stunning. But, within a week, between them and the squirrels, the cherries were wiped clean. 

Like with a lot of our landscaping, we wanted to let everything cycle throughout the seasons before we made any decisions. 

This. Was. The. Year. 

Our cherry tree was cut down. 

Just in time. 

It's a bit weird having that corner of our back porch exposed, but we are grateful for everyone who came forth and made the removal happen. From the gentleman who we hired to cut it down to our sweet neighbor friends who offered to help out if that fell through. 

That area will be made into something beautiful. 


Because right now, we're working on the side yard.

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