Today the Tree Man came with his crew to cut down the three enormous ash trees that have been the main feature of the landscape around World Headquarters for much longer than the 25 years we’ve lived here.
These friendly titans, with their millions of annoying pointy seeds and terrifying tendency to drop large branches on our own and surrounding roofs, were lost to a local insect plague, the emerald ash borer.
What will replace them? Tupelos? Hornbeams? Copper Beeches? I’m lobbying for Japanese maples. But that’s a problem for next spring. While the Tree Man and his crew load up the logs and shovel up the chips, I’m saying goodbye to my trees. I think I am going to miss them more than I thought I would.