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At that diameter, I think it's fair to say trees tend to be soft work for a sharp axe, whatever the species. Larger ones get a little tougher in the middle. I can sympathize with little George Washington, it's kind of fun work if you have good axe, but it's also nice to have trees, so one has to exercise some restraint.

Really I just love to type out that word, "axe". Ca. 1964 I was marked wrong on a spelling test because I spelled it that way, where the book preferred "ax". I was irritated enough about that, to remember it ever since.
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When our subdivision was built nearly 100 years ago, the dopes planted these black gum trees between the street and sidewalks. They get choked off between them and when they are not crushing homes, they are dropping pollen sacks that resemble small bunches of grapes in the Spring and dried golf ball sized spiky seed sacks in the Fall.

I hate them.

Just up the block they have lovely cherry and sycamore trees. :roll:
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Thanks everyone for the armchair arborist advice.

No idea what I cut down, but too late for that anyway. We have a few enormous trees out back, most likely Linden trees (the neighborhood is named after them). They seem very old and very established. And gonna fall into my neighbor's house if anything happens. That said ... It seems like we don't get a lot of tree-falling weather anyway.

It's not a lot of land, maybe 1/6 acre, but almost all of it is in the back of the house, so it seems pretty nicely sized. Lots of neighbors, but lots of actually nice trees and large flowering bushes for privacy. Not much else needs to be chopped down or cut up... But so much yard maintenance!
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Shortly after I built my house (22 yrs ago) I planted a 12 ft "sweet shadow maple" in the yard outside the back door. Today, it's a glorious tree, probably about 30 ft tall - it gives fantastic shade for outdoor gatherings, and has a classic beautiful shape. It's one of the best decisions I've ever made.

I'd highly recommend one to anybody who wants to plant a good quality shade tree.

I asked why you cut it down because I really DON'T like cutting trees down (I guess you could call me literally a "tree hugger"), but I suppose sometimes it's a necessity for safety reasons, especially when you live in a suburban neighborhood.

I've got a beautiful large catalpa tree (also about 30-40 ft) and growing right next to it and under it was a slippery elm sapling. I knew the right thing to do was cut down the sapling, but it still hurt my heart to do it..... :cry:
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Oh, I certainly don't want to cut more than I need to... It's a well established neighborhood and a well (over-) grown backyard. A one way street to cut it down... But it was a nuisance, that probably had been ignored for a long time by the previous homeowner.
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The leaves are said to make a pleasant and soothing tea.
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Sorry for your kitty loss...nothing worse...
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My condolences for the loss of a loved family member.
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bloke wrote:yeah...
They're our friends who are the most honest and the most loyal.
i respect cats a whole lot more than most humans. i am sorry for your loss of family.
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Sorry to hear about your buddy Bloke. 16 years is quite good tho!

My little buddy which I adopted in Cali before moving to Sweden was diagnosed with diabetes a few weeks ago. Had noticed his increased peeing, and brought him in. He's only 8. Really soul crushing to get such news. Not an option to 'put him down', while at the same time not fun having to give him insulin twice a day for, potentially, rest of his life.

Been researching and trying to do everything we can to get him into remission. He actually didn't need insulin between Thursday -> Monday, but needed it again today.

Fingers crossed, but your post hit pretty close to home for me due to our scare just a few weeks ago.
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Wife got me “Sonds Like Herb Alpert and the TJB” the hit is Casino Royale but the whole thing is great!!

$1

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Got put in FB jail again, this time my hate was...

“Women, root of all evil!! LOL”

No FB appeal court, you know, because ‘rona!!
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No, I’m only a small time hater. They save that stuff for the Big Fish!!
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I always wanted a 14" bandsaw.
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Donn wrote:I always wanted a 14" bandsaw.
I saw a band once...
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Went to the Doctor today, concerned about a cut on my finger, which occurred on 1 July, that just wouldn't heal. Ended up in emergency surgery to remove gangrene that had set in. Oh, the joys of diabetes...

My finger is going to be heavily bandaged and in a splint until further notice. To add insult to injury, I bought a new bass guitar yesterday and now will not be able to audition it on my own bass stack unless and until the finger makes a full recovery.

Believe me, never again will I wait so long to get a suspicious wound checked out.
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:shock:

Get well soon!
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Several months ago somebody parked a BMW in the long term car park of Adelaide South Australia airport. Suspicious registration plates COVID19. At least now we know how it got here - maybe......
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bloke wrote:
Donn wrote:I always wanted a 14" bandsaw.
You’ll cut your arm off.
It's OK if you didn't pick one up at HF, they probably didn't have what I'd want anyway, plus I'm totally out of room for anything like that.

Interesting premise, though. Suppose you cut your arm off - what would you do with it?

Reattachment would certainly be the first thing I'd think of, but aside from that.
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Doc wrote:In the last two days, my wife made a traditional German plum cake. Then backed it up with a peach cobbler. Barbecued. Made a pork roast. Cooked homemade sausage. Then made baked fish with butter, capers, and lemon. And cleaned house. And mowed grass. Then made homemade Kahlua, cranberry preserves, blueberry preserves, and plum moonshine. Then cleaned out some stuff from the house that needed to go. And did some work on her old car.

This is UNLIKE her. Whatever meds she is taking, I need some. :shock:

And can someone find me some new pants?
Please tell me she's taking day 3 off. The lady deserves a nice break!
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