Yesterday, Bradley and his dad spent all day cutting down and hauling off a huge Bradford Pear that was right against the front of the house and two Crape-myrtles that were touching the back of the house and hanging over into the neighbors yard.  It is kind of bittersweet, because I liked the shade of the pear tree, but because of their reputation for splitting, we were worried every time a storm came through that it would either take out the house or the cars.  Whoever put these trees in when the house was built had no long-term vision whatsoever.  Bradford Pears get big dude…think about it.

We will be picking out a new tree to plant further down in the front yard this fall, and it will not be a Bradford Pear!  We will also have to reconfigure the shrubbery bed that the Pear tree came out of and plant some new shrubs this fall.  It is very weird being able to all of a sudden see the entire front of our house.  Now we can breath a little easier when the next storm rolls through!

Bradley posted a time lapse video of the tree removal if you are interested!

Published by Leslie

I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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