We had a tree that has been growing in the grassy area between our sidewalk and the road for decades. I planted it with my dad when I was five, and now my wife and I have grandchildren. I never moved other than when I went to college. I bought the place from my parents soon after graduation. That tree has been scraped and bumped by so many big trucks that now go up and down the road that it was in bad shape. I called a tree service in Long Island to see if it could be saved.
The tree was actually still intact and growing well. However, the tree person showed me how it was just starting to establish a thick root that was beginning to lift the sidewalk. I could see it now that I was looking for it. I did not want to have to pay to have the sidewalk fixed, so we decided to take the tree down and plant a smaller tree in its place. Continue reading “The Old Tree out by the Road”