One of the reasons I chose to live where I do is because there are many beautiful trees not only in my area but in the state. We lost a few trees in our yard due to wind or ice storms. The ones remaining in the yard are beautiful no matter the season.
Yesterday I had to say goodbye to a beautiful oak tree that stood proudly in the backyard for 50 years. It had issues and could have fallen on my home and the neighbor’s home. I will miss the tree very much as will the birds and squirrels but sometimes we just have to say goodbye for the safety of all.
I am both sad and happy. I am sad it is gone but relieved I no longer have to be concerned that it could have fallen and done a lot of damage and possibly taken lives.