Sunday, March 20, 2011

Dead Ash

Dh cut down a tree out front today.  I'm always sad to see a tree cut.  This one was dying and it needed to go, but still sad.  I find it interesting to visit places I've lived, only to find that the trees look different, bigger.  Out back, we have a tree that is well over one hundred years old, and I often think about how it has been here to see all the changes on our land for over a century.  But this one, this marker, won't be there.

William came running in with his net, asking me to identify insects found near the tree.  As best I can tell, they were box elder insects, which besides maple and box elder, like ash trees like this one.  It is likely we'll lose a few trees this year due to past drought.  (See the evergreen in the photo.)


Cloudia said...

understand completely,

"Trees are your best antiques."
Alexander Smith

Warm Aloha to you
from Honolulu!

Comfort Spiral



Junosmom said...

Yes, and are history.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular Posts