You probably couldn’t tell from the pictures I’ve shown you of the front of the flip, but there’s a ginormous dead tree smack dab in the middle of the front yard.
While I love trees and hate to chop them down (my preference is to “make it work” like we did at our last flip), this sucker bit the dust a long time ago. The lack of a single leaf was a dead giveaway.
So it had to go.
It took a surprising long time for the guys to chop this tree into manageable pieces.
This stump was quite a doozy.
After about an hour of grinding away at it with this machine, about half of the stump was still left. But after another zillion hours, the stump was thoroughly annihilated and turned into sawdust.
And do you remember our little friend the “pipe-cleaner tree,” as one of you so aptly named it?
We had no mercy for that little guy either.
I guess we’re ruthless like that.
What’s your stance on chopping down trees? Should it only be reserved for the ones that are dead or dying, or do you think it’s okay to give’em the axe if they’re ugly or don’t work with the rest of your landscaping?