In the process of tearing down the old fence, Chloe's dad found a huge palm tree leaning on the fence! How does one not know they have a HUGE tree??? Well, being short and looking up at tall shrubbery helps!
But take a few steps back and there are clearly palm leaves coming out of the top!
I would stand there and enjoy my tall yellow bird of paradise and the really tall shrub and simply never noticed those palm leaves!
But, go around the shrub and it's evident that the tree needed to come down.
Yet another unexpected expense... have I mentioned my a/c has been out and Mabel and I have been "camping" in the living room on hot nights with borrowed fans from our hiking buddy and our French doors wide open??? August has been a trying month!
I got a few references and was appalled at the cost for what all contractors deemed "an hour of work." Wish I could get paid that well! I tried a few tree farms that often remove grown trees for free. But it turns out that this is just a common Mexican palm that will grow in the crack of a sidewalk. So I had to buck up and pay for the removal of the tree... which cause quite a disturbance in the
But... you'll have to wait til tomorrow to see those pics!