She’s gone but not forgotten

Well, it was a sad day last week when Randy’s Tree Service came in and cut down our Elm. This 100+ year old beauty died from Dutch Elm Disease. She had suffered a lot of damage from the ice storm in 09, but looked great this spring. Anyway, when she was cut down, she was about 85% dead.

Randy's starting to bring our elm down

About ready to haul off part of her trunk
Getting ready to haul off part of her trunk

Here is what the area looks like now.

And what is left of her.

Sad day here. It sure looks different in our back yard. She will be missed, but not forgotten.