Farewell Cherry, We Hardly Knew You

Today we had a visit from an arborist, or a group thereof. What do you call a group of arborists anyways? Gaggle seems approrpiate. They spent some time climbing about our large cherry tree, trying to clean it up a little. We inherited it from the previous owner of the house who, apparently, did not see any value in pruning the tree. It now has grown so large and thick it is almost killing itself.

The arborist solemnly cleared off the top branches in anticipation of continuing the cleansing in the fall after the tree has a chance to catch its breath. Of course, the tips of the branches have all the blossoms, so I’m not sure we’ll be seeing much of a show this spring from this particular cherry tree.

Ah well, all in the name of healthy living!

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