I planted my first shade garden under it.
Just looking at that trunk, I'm sure it doesn't seem like much.
Here is the full view:
We knew by the end of last summer that it had to come down. I spent the last part of this summer digging and splitting and potting ALL of those mature plants. I moved a lot of them and gave away hundreds of splits. It's amazing how much more work it was to take out the garden than it was to put it in. And a lot less fun.
Our amazing neighbors and their families came to help with the daunting task. I can't quite explain how touching it was to have the whole neighborhood show up to help. They brought skidloaders and dump trucks and chainsaws.
Pictures, in this case, are definately worth a thousand words: And the video even more:
Frank was the Chainsaw Master!!!
Grandpa Bob scaring the living sh** out of us...
The Wedge comes out. Nice Job Matt!
And there it goes...The entire little town of Blooming Praire felt it.
A mid-winter on-line tribite to all who helped! Thank you!