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It comes to this

Last year we lost two of our three elms to Dutch Elm Disease, and a few weeks ago we came home to find a large orange 'X' spray painted on the final elm.


This morning at a little before 8am we were awoken by the army the city had sent to deal our diseased tree, and a neighbor's across the street.


This is the stump shortly after our tree was felled. A tree that had stood for around a century, shaded us and protected us from the harsh north winds of winter, is now chunks of wood and piles of leaves headed out for disposal.


WeatherGirl took some neat shots of the stumps of the other two trees last year, one of which will be on display Friday as part of the Horizontal Grandeur exhibition here in town.


Sub-Evil and I had a great time in Wisconsin, and it's nice to be home again (even with this morning's tree cutting racket).

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Taken on July 9, 2007