Sunday, October 18, 2009

Post Storm: Project Number Two

From this angle it is obvious...but I walked past this tree twice on the way to the compost pile without noticing that a good part of my ornamental plum, Prunus c. Purple Pony, was now in the neighbor's yard.
The storm had softened the soil and the winds finished the poor thing off.
I decided it needed to come down before it took the poor old fence it was hung up on down with it.


It was actually easier than I thought it would be. Trying to recover from the flu that knocked me back for the better part of a week I took it slow and cut a few branches two days in a row. Then Saturday I cut the trunk down to a two foot stump. The stump is still there...it's not going to cause any further damage. I'll have to get it out in the next week or two. The question is...what am I going to do with that space now? I do know Cecil Brunner won't complain about more sun. And that privet is on short time anyway. Possibilities abound! RIP Purple Pony.

8 comments:

Jean said...

So sorry to see all your storm damage. I didn't realize the bad weather made it up there too (I have in-laws in Stockton and they didn't say anything about it when we spoke to them. And your poor succulents! Oh well, it's been a strange year for weather. At least you know the succulents should come back.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Yikes! That's a big job... flu or no, you're smart to tackle it in smaller chunks, I think.

Hope you're feeling better, Leslie! :)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

More sun, less purple, whatever will you do with it? I'd leave it for a while and see what inspiration strikes. I'm looking forward to further updates about this.

Carol said...

Yes, where a tree falls, new possibilities grow. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do in your new found space!

donna said...

Sorry to here that you've had the flu and lost your Purple Pony. The fact that you were able to cut the tree down must mean you've recovered nicely. I'm sure you fill that spot with something beautiful.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Gosh, Leslie, that's terrible. I'm so sorry. You worked hard to bring it down and opened up new possibilities. What will you pick to go there?~~Dee

EAL said...

More sun is always good! I know it's terrible but if there were no damage to other structures I wouldn't mind losing one of my many trees!

I hope you replace it with something cool and have fun picking it out.

flowergardengirl said...

That's a lot of work and glad you are feeling better. Upon first arriving at your blog, the wisteria makes you forget about any storm. That is the most gorgeous thing. I can't imagine the scent.