This challenge takes me back a little over a month ago when I woke up and took a look outside my front door and saw a surprising site. My mimosa tree was lying in my front yard across my walkway. Although this wasn’t a complete “surprise”, it wasn’t what I expected to see when I looked out that morning.
I knew the tree was getting there, rotting away at the base and leaning a bit. So, it was just a matter of time before it came down or I had to chop it down. It seemed sturdy enough that I thought it would be ok for another year or so.
What I liked about the tree was how a few of the branches arched over the walkway. I noticed it seemed to be stretching out across the yard a little more lately and I guess the extra weight of the branches is what brought it down. The good news is that it fell in a perfect spot and didn’t hit the house or pull any wires down. Now it’s sitting in my wood pile, ready for the fireplace.