For those of you in the vicinity of 43rd and Ferdinand, I’m writing to announce the imminent disappearance of the 3 grand poplars on the north side of my back yard. For well over 50 years, these magnificent trees have been an integral part of our vistas, either consciously or subliminally. Perhaps the tallest trees on our hill, they will be sadly missed. Due to neighborly concerns, ongoing growth and age, increased risk of hazard, and the ever-changing and unpredictable wind patterns, this is a move to prevent a catastrophe. Based on the unanimous advice of several “consulting arborists”, Plant Amesty, Canopy Connections, and certified representatives of 10 arborist companies, removing them completely appears to be the only course of action…..alas…. May their spirits be reborn on the plains of the Midwest!
Join us at 4829 and 4827 43rd Ave S on the evening of Sat the 23rd for a farewell tribute. Let’s replace the biomass through ongoing tree planting—Nancy will have advice from the Audubon Society on the best ones. All you tree huggers are welcome for cocktails on the deck at 4829, 4pm —
Meanwhile, if you’re interested in old bricks and rubble for fill, please stop by and see Marge. And afterwards, a mountain of chips will be piled up and available in Nancy’s driveway on Ferdinand.