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May 06, 2007


Xris (Flatbush Gardener)

As you note, it was self-sown, in the wrong place. It was sickly, maybe because it had a fence inside it. Think of it as tree euthanasia, if that helps!

When we bought our house, we had to take down five trees on our property. Only one of them had been deliberately planted, originally as a foundation shrub who knows how many decades ago. It was taller than the house and destroying the porch, so it had to go. The others were all weed maples which had seeded themselves along the fences and next to the garage. Each was causing problems, or would be soon. Wrong plant, wrong place.


Hi, Carolyn. You gotta do what you gotta do. Putting that tree out of its misery (and yours) sounded like the right thing to do. Enjoy your new, sunny garden.


Murder! Action! Liquid courage! Now this is why I read garden blogs. That tree obviously had it coming, Care. Don't spend another moment on guilt.

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