Saturday, September 10, 2011

Stupid trees.

I only have a couple of weeks till my window closes for laying my lawn. So - I'm still doing prep.

Last weekend we got out most of the sod, but the tree in our front yard had many more roots than we expected. The bulldozer wouldn't pull them up. Which also meant we had a few feet of sod around the tree in every direction we had to take out by hand.

The bummer about this is, I'm not sure what to do with these roots. Some of them are quite large. The size of some of the smaller tree branches. If I'm just going to kill the tree by cutting the roots, I might as well cut it down and put a pretty girly tree. Still, this is probably a 30 year old tree. And it does provide me some privacy. As motley as the tree seems.


  1. Just think about all the firewood that you'd get to stack if you cut it down :)

  2. Seriously - that is not a feature. That is a bug.

    I recently saw an estimate of how much a cord of wood weighed. 3500 pounds. I got two cords this year.

    I just can't do it. These yard projects have come really close to beating me. I'm not 20! And anyway, most 20 year olds would refuse to do this shit.

    I don't even know what kind of tree this is. Maybe it is poisonous to burn. Or maybe it's super sappy and builds up in my fireplace.