Sunday, August 29, 2010
The 'after' shot, coming in the next post, will not include this tree.
While I hate to see any large tree disappear, this one has caused some serious problems. It was just planted in the wrong place at the wrong time.
As you can see, the deck has been built around it, which begins to give you a clue about how close it is to the house. It's only about 15 feet from the back door. While it's been great about providing shade, its activity underground has been the root of my house's septic problems.
The unfortunate news is that if the tree itself doesn't disappear, then the plumbing issues will only continue. It's a huge job that has to be handled by a professional tree removal service, but it needs to be done.
So we'll take a moment to applaud the long, strong life it's had and begin planning on where to plant a new tree to take its place. And that place will be much farther away from the house!
Camera: Canon 40D with 24mm wide-angle lens, 1/125s, f/4 at ISO 200 at about 9:00 a.m.