30 Days of Gratitude… 27

30 Days of Gratitude… 27

Showed up at church today on my way home from picking up Timo downtown. I just wanted to do a quick check-in & see whether or not the lawn needed mowing (we were down in Bordeaux over the weekend – so I didn’t notice it yesterday).

I did my typical ‘perimeter check’ but was surprised by the sight that greeted me today…

Corkscrew Willow… Down!

We have (had) a large, double-trunked corkscrew willow on the church property, just off the back door of the hangar. It’s not the first time you’ve seen it actually… in fact, Dominic helped me with that tree back in 2019 and I posted about it then.

Corkscrew willows (Salix matsudana) are apparently known to have relatively short life-spans, but given that we’d cut a lot of weight off one side of it in 2019, and there was a lot of fresh growth, I suspected it’d be around for a good while yet.

However, we had a couple of really windy, stormy nights over the past week or so and apparently one of them, was enough to push this half over. The second trunk is still standing, but it has issues of its own so we’ll see…

Grateful for a big job done…

There’ll be a bit of work involved in cleaning this up, but the most daunting task – had we decided purposely to bring it down – would’ve been felling this massive trunk. I would’ve had a difficult time making that decision (I hate to eliminate big trees), but the decision was made for us … Next … cleanup!

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