Sunday, June 10, 2018

When a tree falls in the garden

I didn't hear the Popple tree fall in our garden. It happened during the night of May 30. The wind had been gusting. It was amazing that there wasn't much damage. If it had hit the house, there would have been broken windows or torn shingles, possibly a hole in the roof. But plants are tough. Our only loss was that we lost most of the branches of two Brussels sprout plants. They were still alive, and ready to recover and carry on. We also lost a few leaves of lettuce and spinach plants.
The clean up took several hours. We spread it over two days. Ken found the cause of the tree's demise when he started sawing logs with his chainsaw. Although it looked healthy from the exterior, carpenter ants had weakened the tree.

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