Saturday, February 19, 2011

Good Bye Sweet Gum

I know this doesn't have anything to do with quilting but I thought I'd show what we did yesterday. I've been putting off cutting this stupid Sweet Gum down for a while now but the roots are making their way under the slab of the house. So Good Bye Sweet Gum. My brother and husband did all the work all I did was cart the branches to a pile by the road.Now I have sweet gum balls and twigs all over the place. I guess there won't be any quilting done today. Seems like something always gets in the way.


jennifer said...

Alot of that needs to happen around here. Can't grow grass only moss. That being said I like moss it's soft,green and you don't have to mow it:) My husband hates it. I'v lost count how much money has been spent on grass seed. My moss always wins out in the end.

Barb said...

Oh wow...sad to see the tree go, do you have a fireplace?

JJ said...

My husband and son-in-law cut the branches off two blue spruces, yesterday so all that is left is the bare trunk in the air. One had grown into the telephone line and the other was way to close to the house and the power line. It looks so bare out there but needed to be done.

GerryART said...

The Sweet Gum tree is not one anyone wants in their yard.
Those sticky balls are just the right thing to break an ankle.
Plus, they are a very big pain when attempting to mow.
We PAID to have our removed several years ago after putting up with the bags and bags of sticky balls every time its time to cut the grass.
We haven't missed it for a minute.

Right now our neighbor's Sweet Gum is dropping balls on our side yard.
Yipes !


Needled Mom said...

They are messy trees, but it is always sad to loose a big part of the landscape.

BeholdersEye said...

Moss is not a bad thing as long it is not growing on your shingle roof, make a moss garden, why fight it, it could be a beautiful thing.