This was one of the Eastern Red Cedars that line the edge of the hillside woodland garden leading down to the chicken coops.
Obviously this tree was not savable so out came the chainsaw. After it came out it was obvious that the cedar next to it needed to come out as well because it was totally lopsided and looked terrible. It wasn’t an easy decision as I’m always reluctant to cut down a living tree. But, I hardened my heart and told Mr. C to top it off. We left the trunks high to use as posts for birdhouses… maybe even MOSAIC birdhouses!
It’s a bit disconcerting right now but once the forsythia and vitex shrubs leaf out the space should fill in well. There is also a small maple tree there that will totally appreciate the sunlight and rain that the cedar was keeping from it.
I spent all of yesterday chipping up the cedar branches for mulch and saving some nice branches to repair another wood arbor.
It was sunny and warm and it felt good to be outside.