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Saturday, June 02, 2018

Ashes To Ashes

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie, here to fill you in on just what was going on here the other day!

As some of you guessed, we had a tree removed.  Actually, we had two removed.  Oh, Mom and Dad hated to see them go, BUT ... number one, root damage is a nasty, nasty thing, and number two, top-heavy, large trees close to the house are not a good thing, either.  Especially in Kansas.  Now ... on to the excitement!

First, they tackled the Purple Ash by the side of the house.  Mom shot video from out front then from the deck.  Let's take a look!

To watch on YouTube, please click here.

Just like when those guys did our Elm, Mom was praying for their safety ... and that they wouldn't drop a tree on our house.  Anyway, during that video is when Mom thought I should go inside.  Highly unfair.  How are they supposed to do anything without my supervision?

Here's a still-shot from out front of one of the chunks being removed:

The guys not dropping a tree on our house.  Excellent!

At that point, I was still allowed on the deck.  Here I am, checking everything out:

"Hey, Travis!  Looking good down there!"

It's important to encourage people!  Here's the last hunk coming out:

So long, Purple Ash!

Very exciting!  And I think our Miss Kim Lilac bushes are happier already!

After that, they removed the White Ash by the back of the deck.  As I said yesterday, I was made to stay in the house, but I got Mom to raise the dining room blind for me so I could watch out the window.  Check this out:

To watch on YouTube, please click here.

As you can imagine, there was a lot of chanting, "Please don't drop that tree on my house!" during that removal!

They also trimmed up our trees out front and the two Amur Maples in the back.  Not only can we see all KINDS of great stuff from the deck now, but when we pose under the Maples, their leaves don't tickle our ears.  Check this out:

"This is much nicer!  Don't look at Mom, though, OK?"
"I agree.  And no problem; got it covered!"

As they say, "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust."  In this case a Purple Ash and a White Ash.

Tomorrow, Cam will show you how our view has improved!  Until then, stay cool, everyone!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. We can see why your Mom was worried about those trees hitting the house - they are huge. We have two purple ash trees in our yard, but they are not anywhere near that big. So far they seem to be doing well - we are hoping that nasty borer doesn't decide to invade them.

    We had a wild storm go through here at 4:00 a.m., may have been a microburst. They say 75 mph winds!!! We felt our house shaking. And our human sister is still without power! BUT the air is SO nice now.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  2. Those cranes sure made that job a whole lot easier! Your mom will have more sun for more sun-loving gardens!

  3. Bye bye to the nice tree, but mom says your hoomins are right, tree damage is expensive. Oh, and after we read yesterday about the Sibes stare, don't bark, mom did some research. She didn't know you didn't bark much!

  4. What an exciting morning!! We are so glad no houses were hurt during the tree removal!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  5. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my cats I truly understand every single bit of both movies. We had the very same thing done about 3 years ago. Ginormous
    multistory pine trees in the back of the house that had to travel over our house. Very nerve wracking.
    Ash is tough wood too so yay to your tree monkeys for a most successful job.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  6. My goodness we were holding our breath as they lifted those tree parts!!
    Hazel & Mabel

  7. That was quite the production to get those trees out! But better to get them out now before they might cause damage!

    Kiki and Nala

  8. WOW! It's amazing how they just remove the whole tree at once instead of taking off branches.