When we moved into our 1940's house 21 years ago, we had 8 beautiful oak trees on the property. They were home to birds, squirrels, frogs and lizards. Hey, we have even spotted a possum or two up in our trees! In the past few years we have lost a few of these grand old trees. The first was lost to a tornado. The 2nd was diseased. And the third one was uprooted during the summer of 2004 when Hurricanes Charlie, Frances and Jean visited central Florida. Recently we lost yet another of our trees. A beautiful Live Oak. We were amazed at how quickly this majestic tree died. It was located behind our barn right next to the blueberry green house. To make things even more fun, the power line ran through part of it. We realized it was dangerous and had to come down. Here our a few photos of what is left of this "grand old gentleman" that once provided shade and shelter. I guess the good thing is that we will have plenty of firewood this winter.
also known as "Chain Saw Man" is ready to get started.
Andrew climbs the tree!